The Charlie Troop Family Readiness Group is hosting a Halloween Fall Festival at the National Guard Armory on Crawford Street on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 10 p.m., and the community is invited. Entry into the festival for a child will be a new, unwrapped toy to donate for needy military children in Georgia this Christmas. Adults get in free.

Activities include a haunted house and a costume contest at 8 p.m.

“I want to stress that we are not collecting toys for Charlie Troop children,” said Kate Walker of the Family Readiness Group. “We have been so wonderfully supported by the Dalton community and we see this as both an opportunity to give back to the community in the form of a fun evening, and also a chance to help out some fellow Guard families through their hard times. While it’s tough being separated from our loved ones during this deployment (to Afghanistan), we can’t help but be grateful for the fact that at least they’re employed in an economic climate when so many are struggling.”

The toys donated to the National Guard Family Program during the festival will go to help the children of Georgia National Guard families struggling because their civilian jobs have suffered, Walker added.  

“Across the state there are many National Guard families affected by the current economic crisis and are facing a struggle this Christmas as a result,” Walker said. “The National Guard Family Program asked the various Family Readiness Groups around the state to try to host a community fall festival and collect toys to be used to help these families provide Christmas presents for their children.”

For more information call (770) 262-6316.







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