Our Lady of Sorrows seeks volunteers for Hallow’s Eve fest

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish is looking for some volunteers to help with its first Hallow’s Eve Dance Party, which takes place on Saturday, October 28th, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The church is located at 45 John Street, in Sturgeon Falls, and organizers are gearing up for an epic event for kids and adults alike.

How epic? There will be a dance party for the kids, costume contests, raffles for prizes, a bake sale, and a food drive. Plus, there will be games for the kids throughout the evening, and organizers mentioned that two superheroes will be there as well, to take photos with the kids.

How can you help? With so much going on, the church has put out a call for volunteers. Specifically, they need some folks to help run the contests and the bake sale, and they are also looking for people to help bake some treats for the fundraiser. The Chez-Jean Marc Bakery has volunteered to sponsor the event by donating some pies for the sale, but more treats are needed.

All funds raised will go to the parish, and the food collected from the food drive will go to the church’s food bank, the Jubilee Pantry.

Makenna Watson, the church’s secretary, explained that this is the first time the church has held such an event, and organizers are looking forward to seeing the community stop by. If you’re looking for some Halloween fun before the 31st and want to help a local church raise some funds, be sure to mark your calendars for October 28th.

Admission is $1, and a donation of non-perishable food would be appreciated as well. For those who want to donate some baked goods for the sale, you can drop them off at the church at 4 p.m. on the day of the event. And if you can volunteer your time at the event, contact the parish via its Facebook page or give them a call at 705-753-0644.

David Briggs is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of BayToday, a publication of Village Media. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.

David Briggs, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter,