YORKTON - Needing a Halloween costume for the children?
Then you might want to head down to the Linden Square Mall in Yorkton and check out the Boys and Girls Club costume store.
The idea of the costume shop started backed in 2017 related Lorraine Moeller with BGG, although “the last two years it’s been on hiatus because of COVID.”
While the actual exchange was shelved for two years, donations from the public and from stores with unsold outfits at season end continued.
“We have a ton of stuff,” said Moeller.
With two years of donations on hand, Moeller said they needed more room for a store, and Linden Square Mall came forward with a location.
The ‘store’ is open Wednesday to Friday this week and next week from 5-to-8 p.m. and Saturday from 1-4.
The costumes are free to take, said Moeller, although donations are welcome, as are swaps, bring in costumes that no longer fit youngsters and exchange for one that does.
Moeller said the costume store is just one way of helping families with their budgets, adding with the cost of fuel, food and other things rising, buying costumes can put a strain on finances.
The exchange is also a good way to divert used costumes from just going to the landfill.
“There’s also an environmental aspect as well,” offered Moeller. “It’s environmentally friendly to reuse.”