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10/31 Consortium Collecting Halloween Costumes For Big Buddy Program

Posted By Kristi LaMattery, Big Buddy Program, Sunday, September 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Baton Rouge, LA (September13, 2015) – In keeping with the mission to bring the fun of Halloween to everyone, the 10/31 Consortium is collecting new and gently used children’s Halloween costumes.  All costumes collected will be donated to the children served by the Big Buddy Program who will enjoy parties, trick-or-treating and marching in the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade wearing the costumes. 


New and gently used costumes may be dropped off through Thursday, October 15th at the following locations:


·        Party Paradise - 3546 Drusilla Lane (Drusilla Shopping Center)

·        Party Time - 3350 Bluebonnet Blvd (at Airline Hwy.)

·        Big Buddy Program - 1415 Main Street

·        Parties Start Here - 3150 Valley Street (at Perkins)

·        Spirit Halloween Store - 6865 Siegen Lane

·        Gerry Lane Chevrolet - 6505 Florida Blvd.


Everyone is encouraged to attend the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade at 2pm on Saturday, October 31st in downtown Baton Rouge and cheer on the children as they march in their costumes.


Give the gift of creativity by picking up an extra costume and donating in the bin at the entrance of your favorite party store or dropping of gently used costumes at Gerry Lane or Big Buddy.


Those with questions or needing more information should contact 10/31 Consortium at


10/31 Consortium is a Baton Rouge, LA based non-profit organization established in July 2010. The organization is a club for Halloween enthusiasts which hosts several Halloween-themed events, throughout the year, leading up to the organization’s largest events, the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade and its corresponding ball, the Ghostly Gala. The organization remains dedicated to children and the preservation of this autumn tradition by raising money for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, collecting food for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, collecting costumes for children in the Big Buddy Program and by working with area neighborhoods to promote safe Trick or Treat practices.


The Big Buddy Program is a local non-profit (501(c)(3))youth services agency that provides positive role models and quality learning experiences to over 750 disadvantaged youth weekly.  For over 30 years the Big Buddy Program has provided children and youth with positive adult role models through the Big Buddy/Little Buddy mentoring programs; character education and leadership sessions; after school programs, holiday camps and summer enrichment programs; teen programs, and literacy skills.


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For more information contact:  Lauren Collins, 10/31 Consortium President

                                                         Phone:  (225) 773-4277   ●  

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