Instead of spending a fortune on a brand new Halloween costume that your kid is only going to wear once, why not trade in an older one for something different?

Sounds like a pretty good idea, right? Think about it: You go to the store, spend hours while your child tries to find the perfect costume, you dish out a bunch of cash, your child wears the costume once, and then it gets buried in a closet never to be seen again, or it gets thrown out. What a waste.

Well, the Ilion Free Public Library is helping cut down on that waste AND helping you save money with their “Third Annual Kids’ Halloween Costume Swap.” Just bring in a gently used costume and it exchange it for a new (to you) one. They do ask that you make sure the costume you bring in is clean and in good condition.

The swap will take place on Saturday, October 13th from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Ilion Free Public Library. There will be refreshments you can enjoy during the “swapping,” and even some crafts for the kids.

If you don’t need a costume for a child, but have some costumes laying around, you could donate them to the library so they can use them in this costume swap. They’ll be taking donations of costumes now through October 13th.

Happy swapping! And if you have any questions about this event or other activities happening at the Ilion Free Public Library, you can give them a call at: (315) 894-5028.



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