Are their ghouls in your closets? How about pumpkins, superheros or mermaids?
The Oconee County Library invites you to do some fall cleaning by recycling children's gently-used Halloween costumes. The concept: for every costume you bring, you can swap it for a different one, or you can simply donate costumes your family no longer needs.
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Children's specialist Jessie Johnson said she got the idea from National Costume Swap Day, as found on www.greenhalloween.org. A swap serves the dual purpose of saving parents money and conserving resources, according to the website.
"Swapping half the costumes that kids wear at Halloween would reduce annual landfill waste by 6,250 tons," the website states.
Here's how the local swap will work:
- Drop off costumes for children ages 0-11 at the library by Thursday, Oct. 4.
- Pick up a ticket indicating the number of costumes you're swapping.
- Return on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with your child to pick out a new-to-him costume.
- Costume donations are accepted and appreciated.
The costume swap will take place in the auditorium. Mirrors will be provided and bathrooms will serve as changing rooms, Johnson said.