Family-friendly websites Macaroni Kid Coon Rapids, Maple Grove and Anoka are partnering with local businesses to bring a Costume Swap Day event to our area! According to Michelle Elliott, Publisher/Editor of the Coon Rapids website, “A costume swap is recycling at its most fun. Kids get new-to-them costumes, and parents get to save money and the planet.” Through the efforts of a grassroots, non-profit known as Green Halloween®, families in the area are being invited to take a greener approach to Halloween. With a North Metro swap event in Anoka and drop off locations throughout the North Metro – costume drop-off and swapping is sure to be convenient for local parents.
Something as simple as a costume swap does make a difference. “It may seem like a small thing,” said Cheri Kotenbeutel, Publisher/Editor of Macaroni Kid Maple Grove, “But this event is about bringing the community together, raising awareness, and showing our children a better way to celebrate.”
Macaroni Kid will be announcing the drop off locations on their websites next week and parents can drop off costumes during the week of October 8th.
In exchange for costume(s) you will be given a Swap Ticket to be brought back for the event on October 13th from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at Anoka Middle School.
If you don’t have a costume to swap, come to the event and enjoy fun activities for the kids, vendors for the parents and more! Left over costumes will be available for purchase after 2pm for $5 each.
We are also accepting any costume donations from local businesses.
Michelle or Cheri if you’d like to donate new or used costumes.
Macaroni Kid Information:
Michelle Elliott, a Coon Rapids mom of three, launched Macaroni Kid Coon Rapids, Blaine, Andover in May 2010 and Macaroni Kid Anoka, St. Francis, Ham Lake in January of 2011. Cheri Kotenbeutel, a Champlin mom of 3, launched Macaroni Kid Maple Grove, Champlin, Brooklyn Park in January 2011. Currently there are over 6,500 subscribers to the weekly newsletters and the websites receive more than 50,000 page views each month. In addition to being the largest local events calendar in the area, Macaroni Kid offers informative articles on parenting, education, product reviews, crafts, recipes and so much more! Combine that with their large Facebook and Twitter page followers, and Macaroni Kid has quickly grown into the place that keeps families “in the know” about all of our area’s kid-
friendly events, venues and businesses.
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