Volunteers Out In Full Force

The volunteers who came together to make the West Side Reunion Halloween Festival a spooky success. Photo by Jessica Faught.

The volunteers who came together to make the West Side Reunion Halloween Festival a spooky success. Photo by Jessica Faught.

By Jessica Faught

(WINDSOR, ON) – In the last little while there have been many fall festive events. One was the Windsor Westside Reunion Halloween Party; vintage 2013. It was held on the weekend of 26-27 October.

The Halloween Party was provided with the gracious help of frequent collaborator John Elliot, of the Sandwich Teen Action Group. John offered the use of the STAG facility as a host venue. Use of the gymnasium at STAG was with the support of CUPE Local 82, who came on board to lend a helping hand.

With a host of volunteers from across Windsor, the Halloween event was a huge success.

The gym was turned into a Halloween wonderland as volunteers worked tirelessly. Even the stage was decorated in a fall décor. And there was music performed by co-chair DJ Crown.

The kids took turns trying to break a ghostly pinata. Photo by Jessica Faught.

The kids took turns trying to break a ghostly pinata. Photo by Jessica Faught.

Co-chair Joi Hurst was the MC for the evening and led the children in a game of piñata, and each child in attendance had a chance to go on stage and talk about their costume and receive a bag of candy.

She creatively closed the festivities with a pumpkin giveaway.

This is the second time the Windsor Square has been invited to an event held by the Windsor Westside Reunion. I was happy to represent The Windsor at the Halloween festival, and watched many community members come together to interact with their families and neighbours, all dressed up in Halloween costumes.

Additionally, there were hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones, popcorn, candy, and no shortage of fun to be had by the party-goers, all at no cost. Attendees did have an opportunity to express their pleasure by donating to help offset the cost.

The Westside Reunion Committee pulled off another very successful event and once again the community benefits were on full display. The organization aspires to help bring the West End community together.

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Ian Shalapata
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1 Comment on "Volunteers Out In Full Force"

  1. Glad to hear this was a successful event and enjoyed by all, These are the type of events that our city officials need to back, these are the events that help the citizens of Windsor. Our tax dollars would be better spent supporting these types of events than a pool that is very costly to the taxpayers of this city.

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