Northside Trick-or-Treaters are Back!

A Halloween Visit from Northside Child Development Center

Catholic Charities at Elliot Park staff kicked off the Halloween season with a visit from some trick-or-treaters from Northside Child Development Center (NCDC). Located in North Minneapolis, NCDC helps kids thrive through educational early childhood and out-of-school care, as well as family support services. Our beloved Halloween tradition was paused by the pandemic, so this year was extra special for all involved.

NCDC staff patiently shepherded superheroes, a dragon, Peppa Pig, several lions and a unicorn throughout the building. Shrieks of laughter echoed through the halls, giving each department fair warning to have their candy bowls at the ready — a stop at the executive office was particularly loud after a surprise by CEO Michael Goar in a scary mask!

Many staff donned costumes, faux cobwebs stretched from ceiling tiles, plastic insects crawled across office chairs and paper bats flew between cubicles. After a joyful hour (and with their heavy candy bags dragging behind them), the kids waved goodbye and departed, another successful trick-or-treat in the record books.

POV: Kayden, Age 5

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