Halloween Carnival to Benefit Morgan County S.P.O.T.

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The AmeriCorps Ohio College Guides from Washington State Community College will be holding a Halloween Carnival in Morgan County to support Saving Pets One at a Time, Inc. (S.P.O.T.), in recognition of Make a Difference Day.

Held annually at the end of October, Make a Difference Day is known as the National Day of Doing Good.  Started by USA Weekend magazine, it has quickly become the nation’s largest day of volunteering. AmeriCorps will be supporting S.P.O.T for this event due to the good work they perform for shelter animals and the caring families who adopt them. S.P.O.T is the only non-profit humane society in Morgan County with a primary focus on finding permanent and loving homes for pets, while also promoting spaying and neutering. Those interested can learn more about this organization at their Halloween Carnival booth.

The Halloween Carnival will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Commons off of State Route 60/Main Street in downtown McConnelsville. The carnival will include trick-or-treat bag decorating, pumpkin painting, pin the bolt on Frankenstein, and corn hole stations. A candy walk will be held every 15 minutes and prizes awarded at all games.

Admission to the carnival will be a recommended donation of $5 or a physical donation, such as dog food, collars or leashes. At 7:45 p.m. participants can join in the costume contest for all ages, with prizes presented in multiple categories. An entry fee of $1 is recommended to participate in the costume contest. All monetary and physical donations will go to support the ongoing efforts of S.P.O.T.

For those who cannot attend the carnival, the AmeriCorps College Guides will also be taking donations before the event. These donations can include monetary and physical donations for S.P.O.T.. Additionally, on Monday, Oct. 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. there will be a booth set up outside of the Main Building at Washington State Community College in Marietta, to accept donations from students and community members.

For more information, contact AmeriCorps College Guide Krystle Marler at the Morgan County Learning Center at 740.962.2079 or kmarler@wscc.edu. AmeriCorps College Guide Ethan Kirl at Washington State Community College can also be contacted at 740.374.8716 or ekirl@wscc.edu.

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