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Fulton CYO Offers Halloween Activities

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The Fulton CYO Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County will offer area youth the opportunity to some Halloween fun, as it will host a Pumpkin Carving contest and a Halloween Party for children in grades K through 6th.

On Tuesday, October 21st, from 4:00 – 5:30pm, the CYO will provide the first 50 contestants with a free pumpkin.  Contestants will clean and carve their pumpkin for entry into one of three categories: best overall, most original, and scariest.  Groups will be divided by grade as follows; boys K-3, boys 4th – 6th, girls K-3, and girls 4th – 6th.  Winners in each category will be awarded special prizes.  All children will have the opportunity to make a variety of Halloween arts and crafts as well with materials provided by the CYO.

On Thursday, October 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00pm the Fulton CYO will host its annual Halloween Party for all boys and girls in grades K thru 6th.  Admission is free and children will enjoy a ‘spooktacular’ haunted house, cider and doughnuts and a costume contest.  Prizes will be awarded for best overall, most original, scariest and funniest.  Groups will be divided by grade as follows; boys K-3, boys 4th – 6th, girls K-3, and girls 4th – 6th.  Participants in the costume-judging contest must be in costume and at the CYO by 4:30pm.

Program coordinator Jim Smiley and his staff are looking forward to this year’s Halloween Party.  “It really is a fun event.  It provides the children with an opportunity to enjoy the festivities of Halloween in a friendly and safe environment.  The children enjoy the haunted house and seeing all the different costumes.  It’s great to see the amount of work and imagination that goes into making their costumes,” said Smiley.

All Halloween activities will be held at the CYO, 365 West First St., Fulton.

The CYO program is funded in part by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Oswego City / County Youth Bureau and the United Way of Greater Oswego County.  For more information contact Jim Smiley, CYO Director at 598-3980.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.  Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.