If you have some spare Halloween costumes for kids, the Emergency Support Shelter is in need of those threads. Shelter officials say that they need costumes for both boys and girls, ages one to 12. They also say that the costumes should not be bloody, or from horror shows, to avoid scaring the kids. If you can help out, drop your donations off at the Emergency Support Shelter, located at 1330 11th Avenue in Longview, or give them a call at 425-1176.
Help observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month at a Candlelight Ceremony that’s planned for this evening at the John Searing Auditorium at the Cowlitz PUD building. The Emergency Support Shelter is joining with the United Way to put tonight’s event on, inviting you to come and join in remembering lives that have been taken due to domestic violence, along with celebrating the survivors and those who are still fighting for their freedom. They say it’s time to “Break the Silence,” and there’s “No Excuse for Abuse.” This evening’s Candlelight Ceremony starts at 6 pm; light refreshments will be served.