The C.H.O.S.E. (Church, Home, Organization, School, Environment) Recreation Organization in Coaldale held its free 8th Annual Community Children's Halloween Celebration recently at the Coaldale Complex.

It began with a parade departing from the Coaldale Borough Police Station and ended at the Coaldale Community Complex, which was turned into a scary Medieval castle where nearly 100 costume-wearing children were treated free-of-charge to lunch, music, games, prizes, dancing, and contests.

The inside of the complex was almost entirely covered with Medieval props, Masquerade apparel, and Halloween themed characters.

C.H.O.S.E. president Angela Krapf and other members pointed out their organization's appreciation to all the members, local businesses, and community volunteers that step up each year to provide this event free-of-charge to all the kids. All children received a prize of some sort at the end of the event.