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Socktober to kick off month long benefit

School community event to kick off month long benefit

The fourth annual Socktoberfest, held by Curtin Intermediate School, will “kick it to poverty” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday to kick off the school’s month long sock drive to benefit Lycoming County’s homeless.

Better known as #socktober, the movement began six years ago by Kid President and Soul Pancake to help the homeless around the U.S.

The event will include free activities, such as Stack ‘Em Up Challenges, AGC SKEEBOWL, yard games and art activities.

New to the event this year will be the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, which will host a make-and-take snacks station as part of their nutritional education program. Attendees also will be able to explore River Valley Health and Dental’s new Mobile Care Unit.

As in years past, there will be a meet and greet with local homeless shelters and police and fire departments. Students will receive tickets throughout the evening for demonstrating the school’s rules of being safe, present, respectful and responsible and to win prizes.

The school’s Parent Teacher Organization will sell concessions to help raise funds for the school, with a percentage of its proceeds going to area homeless shelters. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring a new package of socks to receive a voucher toward a food item.

Over the past five years of Curtin’s participation in #socktober, the school has collected more than 15,000 pairs of socks.

Should there be inclement weather, the event will occur on the ground floor of Curtin with the entrance on the east side of the building at Doors 9 and 10.

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