Youth Challenge Halloween bash a blast

The annual Youth Challenge Halloween party is a hit with the YC kids.

Katniss Everdeen from "The Hunger Games," a Cleveland police officer and even Elmo all made appearances at the fourth annual Halloween Party at the Westlake headquarters of Youth Challenge on Friday, Oct. 26. Over 80 YC participants and volunteers showed off their creative costumes while enjoying the fabulous festivities. 

The event was hosted by Smart Business, whose staff members transformed the YC offices into an awesome haunted house and were on hand for games, crafts, dancing, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating and costume contests.

“We're grateful to the Smart Business staff for the incredible energy and outstanding effort put forth to make the Halloween Party a huge success,” says Ken Kasler, YC Chief of Operations and Program Oversight. “The kids look forward to this party all year.”

Youth Challenge offers free, year-round programs to over 100 participants and more than 300 teen volunteers throughout the Greater Cleveland area. The participants are children with such disabilities as muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and hearing or vision impairments.  The teen volunteers are trained to work with children with physical disabilities and are paired one-on-one with participants at each program.

Kathy Rigdon

is the Media Specialist for Youth Challenge in Westlake.

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Volume 4, Issue 22, Posted 7:31 PM, 10.30.2012