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Halloween Fun Fest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 20, 2015

Contact:  Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936

               Chuck Council, Communications Specialist, DPHHS, (406) 444-4391

 

Halloween Fun Fest is October 25

Event is a free carnival for families

The Montana Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) is promoting a safe, warm, and nurturing environment for children and parents to play and interact by throwing a free Halloween carnival on Sunday, October 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Capital City Health Club.

The third annual Halloween Fun Fest will include games and activities, such as a cake walk, photo booth, bean bag toss, angry birds, and more.

In addition, information will also be provided to help raise awareness and promote the many resources that Helena has to help nurture children, strengthen families, and support communities.

The event also includes a new addition from previous years – a costume swap. Jamey Peterson of the CTF encourages interested parents to bring Sunday previously used costumes so their children can exchange for a ‘new’ one. “The costume swap will be an opportunity for children to trade their costume from last year for a different one this year, and have a little fun in the process,” she said.

Costumes can also be dropped off at Capital City Health Club all this week as well.

Last year there were over 1,200 children and adults who attended the Fun Fest, Petersen said.

She said more volunteers are needed. “With our event continually growing, we need more volunteers to help out,” she said.

If anyone is interested in volunteering they should contact Kami Kirchberg at 444-5915 or kkirchberg@mt.gov

More information can also be found on the Children’s Trust Fund Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mtchildrenstrust.

The overarching goal of this event is to create awareness of the CTF and its mission. Through community-based efforts, the CTF is working to strengthen and support families and communities across Montana.

Current sponsors and donors include: Capital City Health Club, Montana Radio Company, KXLH, Windermere Real Estate, Coldwater Public Relations, Stockman Bank, Helena Exchange Club, First Interstate Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, DSArchitects, Rocky Mountain Credit Union, Allegra, Lou Miller Photography, Michelle Boone Face Painting, Albertsons, Great Harvest Bread Co., Vanilla Bean Bakery,Vans Thriftway, Pan Handler Plus, Downtown Helena Inc., Lasso The Moon,Valley Excavating, Sand and Gravel, and Steve’s Café.

 About the Children’s Trust Fund

The Montana Children’s Trust Fund encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Montana a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help promote children’s social and emotional well-being and prevent child maltreatment within families and communities.

The Montana Children’s Trust Fund works to reduce and ultimately eliminate maltreatment of Montana children. The trust fund provides financial support to local programs across the state to prevent child abuse and neglect and strengthen families. For more information about the Montana Children’s Trust Fund contact Jamey Petersen at jpetersen@mt.gov or 444-3002.