The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island held its annual Pine Island Fall Festival (Halloween Party) Saturday at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church Fellowship Hall.
About 200 children and parents arrived to celebrate the free event, overflowing the hall and spilling out into the grounds where bounce houses were set up.
"We provide a safe place for children 11 years old and under to receive candy and prizes," said Tonya Player, Pine Island Kiwanis President. "This has been going on for more years than I can remember. Each child receives a free hot dog lunch with chips and a drink. The church provides plenty of space so we have lots of games as well as bounce houses, jump shot and lots more."
Those attending the Fall Festival included, from left, Frankie Calderone, Jennifer Jennings, Jacque Jennings and Lluvia Rosales.
"Everyone is having a wonderful time and some of the costumes are outstanding," said Jennifer Jennings, chamber director. "One thing I noticed this year is all the zombie costumes."
Kiwanis International was founded in 1915. Its volunteers are "changing the world through service to children and communities." The organization "shelters the homeless, feeds the hungry and care for the sick."