Museum volunteers hand out Halloween treat bags

Maidstone Museum

Halloween has come and gone and the Maidstone Museum volunteer members were busy for the last few weeks preparing for Oct. 31.

Kathy and Doug Utri and helper Georgina Bahr prepared and filled the treat bags and toy bags given to each child who came to the seniors’ centre between 3:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Three sides of the canopy of the Drop In Centre were decorated with ghosts and goblins, coloured lights and other decorations. Thank you to the crew who arrived ahead of time to create a Halloween atmosphere.  

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Kathy and Georgina, wearing gloves and witch hats, handed out 255 bags, two each to each child ‑‑ one treats and one games. Dorothy Schwartz kept track of the number of children who came. Thank you to all businesses and individuals who donated items or money to fill the bags.

Thank you to the Drop In Centre for the use of their facility and the off-street parking lot for a most successful and safe COVID-19 Halloween.

During the evening Mayor Becotte’s family drew tickets for the raffle sponsored by the museum. First prize of a $100 AG Foods gift certificate went to Carol Lundquist. Darleen Robb won second prize of a $75 certificate and Danielle (Marfleet) Gutter of Saskatoon won the $50 certificate.

Thank you to all who sold and bought tickets, making this a financial success. All prizes were donated.

Next museum meeting will be held at the town office Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. See you there.

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