Green Halloween® – The “eek-o-friendly” revolution (By Corey Hope Colwell-Lipson)
Who says Halloween has to be unhealthy? And who says healthy can’t be fun? Green Halloween® is about making Halloween happy and healthy and about creating community traditions we can all be proud of.
What is Green Halloween®?
Green Halloween® is a non-profit, grassroots initiative striving to create healthier, eco-friendlier holidays– starting with Halloween. Launched in Seattle in 2007 by a mother of two, the nationwide movement is all about educating and inspiring
communities by showing how easy, affordable, and fun it can be to factor our earth and our health into our daily choices.
To read all about Green Halloween® and find fun events near you, visit www.GreenHalloween.org. You can learn how to get involved locally, sign up for the super nifty newsletter, and share DIY costume ideas, recipes, and more on the new discussion board. There’s even a trick-or-treat bag design contest for kids! So forget orange and black. With upcoming events in cities across the U.S., this community initiative is adding much-needed green to Halloween. It’s a scream!
Highlands Council and Port Blakely Project Development Team are excited to bring you the biggest and best Green Halloween Festival in Issaquah Highlands History! Embracing the Green Halloween movement and the values of living green in Issaquah Highlands, the event will focus on community outreach, healthy living, education, and seasonal fun!
4,000 lbs of Terror Town
Back this year, the Terror Town Haunted House opens from 6pm–9pm for two days only! Admission requires donations of non-perishable food items for Northwest Harvest Food Bank. The goal of Terror Town is to collect over
4,000 lbs of food in just two days! Terror Town is very scary and not intended to entertain young children.
Carve, Embellish, Paint and SUPPORT
Highlands Council is pleased to support a fundraiser for Eastside Baby Corner and we need your help! Enter a decorated pumpkin and 100% of your entry fee goes to EBC! Vote for your favorite pumpkin and 100% of your ballot purchases also goes to EBC! The more pumpkins entered and the more ballots purchased, the more EBC is able to support local families in need of basic necessities for their children.
Boo Bash for Middle School Students
DJ Hayden Hall will be the host of the first teen dance in Issaquah Highlands Friday night from 7pm–10pm at Blakely Hall! All 6th–8th grade students are welcome!
Touting ourselves as an Urban Village means having the ability to walk and bike within our community with ease. If the weather is good Saturday’s festival could draw thousands of visitors from the greater community. Local residents are encouraged to walk or bike to the event as parking will be very limited.
Be sure to visit the business booths at Saturday’s festival! At the GreenHalloween.org booth get your questions answered on how to put more GREEN into your family’s Halloween celebration. Enjoy fresh-pressed apple cider at Blakely Hall or other refreshments from 9bar & World Pies. Amazing Grass will offer free samples of healthy food products for the entire family. Educational, hands-on vendors include Discovery Toys, 98.1 KING Radio Instrument Petting Farm, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, Issaquah Bookends, and Mad Science demonstrations with take-home
We encourage the entire family to come in costume! Be sure to arrive by 3:00pm to line up for the Kids and Pet Parade! Then enjoy pony rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, the hay maze, carnival games and so much more! Don’t forget to have your picture taken with the GREAT PUMPKIN before you leave, courtesy of Beautiful You Portraits.