If you have gently used children’s costumes packed away in the closet or the garage, it’s time to dig them out. The Central Oregon Children’s Costume Swap is taking donations.
The swap will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Family Harvest area of the Bend Fall Festival in downtown Bend. There, parents are welcome to shop.
Each costume costs $10, and proceeds benefit the local nonprofit Healthy Beginnings.
You can also donate your costumes to the swap by dropping them off at the following times and locations: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Friday at Healthy Beginnings, 1029 N.W. 14th St., Bend; and during operating hours at Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St. and East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road. You can also drop off costumes at the fall festival family area at 10 a.m. Saturday.
For each donated outfit, parents will receive a voucher worth $5 toward a costume from the swap.
Contact: www.face book.com/cocostume swap or 541-389-0995.
— From staff reports