Opportunity Village's First Annual HallOVeen

This is Opportunity Village‘s 1st year to host the “HallOVeen”.  As you probably know, Opportunity Village is a 100% local charity that serves people with intellectual disabilities to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their families.  Proceeds from this extraordinary event go directly to support programs and services for the 3,000 people with disabilities served every year. It is located on the Oakey campus at 6300 West Oakey, between Rainbow and Jones.

A.O.K. has been helping set up for HallOVeen and the Magical Forest on Opportunity Village's Saturday Days of Service. I think it will be fun for those who helped out try to find out the tombstones and trees they painted. Try and see if you can find the ones that you made yourself :)

Of course all of this takes a team effort of 75-100 volunteers a night. Please arrive on time by 4pm. Park at the back of the Opportunity Village building and follow the volunteer signs to the gym (access is off Community College Drive.) Jobs will be assigned by the staff of Opportunity Village when we meet in the gym. You can expect to be there until 9pm. It is difficult to leave early from most stations, so make sure you let someone know if you won't be staying the entire night; it is preferable to have volunteers that can commit until 9pm. All volunteers must be 18 years old.

Dress warmly as it could be quite chilly at night and be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you most likely won't be sitting much. You are allowed to dress up if you want to but please do NOT wear a mask. ALL Proceeds raised at the HallOVeen will benefit people with disabilities at Opportunity Village. Since 1954 Opportunity Village has been serving men and women in our community to provide them with programs and services to help enrich their lives.

 

**UPDATE** Mary-Beth was able to make a meeting held at OV to get some more information. OV is adamant that volunteers arrive at 4PM sharp. Please arrive on time. Here is a list of activities that we will be responsible for; Entry gate greeters, line monitor, ticket takers, park security, information booth, private party door monitor, exit, ride & attractions, costume and character volunteers and cash handling jobs.

I think it would be fun if our group is able to dress up. Please remember this is focused around young children so don't dress TOO spooky :)

I saw on the news that there is a cold front coming through Saturday night and the lows will be in the high 50s. It shouldn't be that cold while we are there but still dress warm. I am super excited and can't wait to have our group help out!

Hope to see you there!

Tanya Paynter

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  • Natalie L.

    Had so much fun! Can't wait to help out again soon!

    2 · October 6, 2013

  • Marcia W.

    Sorry have to cancel

    October 5, 2013

    • Tanya

      No worries! See you at another event!

      October 5, 2013

  • Amanda

    I'm excited. I've signed up to volunteer on some Sundays but didn't know about this one as an AOK group tomorrow. See ya there!

    October 4, 2013

    • Tanya

      Great! Thanks for coming out!

      October 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My friend might come with me can she bring her 5 yr old son?

    October 4, 2013

    • Tanya

      Hi! They can go as a patron but not to volunteer. All volunteers need to be at least 18 years old. Thanks!

      October 4, 2013

  • Liana

    I'm sorry last minute family emergency I won't be able to make the even tomorrow.

    October 4, 2013

    • Tanya

      Oh no! I hope everything is OK!! Take care!

      October 4, 2013

  • Darla L.

    Hi Tanya, Is There still Time to sign up to volunteer for Saturday Oct 5th from 4-9pm ?? {lease let me know !

    September 30, 2013

    • Tanya

      Hi Darla! Sure is. I'm leaving the rsvps open up until the event.

      September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to fly home for a funeral this weekend so I can no longer go.

    September 30, 2013

    • Tanya

      Awe I'm sorry to hear that! Please take care!!

      September 30, 2013

  • Grace

    Sorry I can't make it after all

    September 26, 2013

    • Tanya

      No worries! Hope to see you at another event soon!

      September 30, 2013

  • Lisa A.

    Is this date to decorate or for the actual event?

    September 30, 2013

    • Tanya

      This is for the actual event. We did our last decoration event on 9/28.

      September 30, 2013

  • Darla L.

    Hey Tanya, Should we dress up for HallOveen ?? If so any suggestions ? Are there very many people that dress up ??

    September 4, 2013

    • Darla L.

      Thank You Tanya. keep me posted :)

      September 6, 2013

    • christa

      Dressing up sounds fun esp since its one of my fav holidays :D

      1 · September 25, 2013

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