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'SOCKTOBERFEST' to Return to Curtin Intermediate

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September 12, 2018 | Community

An overall shot of 2017's SOCKTOBERFEST.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (SEPTEMBER 12, 2018) —  Curtin Intermediate School invites the community back to help “kick it to poverty” from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, for its third SOCKTOBERFEST.

The kickoff event once again will help launch 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 many free activities, such as Sock-er Golf, a tire music station a bike obstacle course, a meet-and-greet with local homeless shelter officials, challenges, yard games and art stations. 

Students will also receive tickets throughout the evening for demonstrating the school’s rules of being safe, present respectful and responsible and have opportunities to win prizes. 

The school’s PTO 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. 

In the past four years of Curtin’s participation in #socktober, the school has collected more than 10,000 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. 

View images from 2017's SOCKTOBERFEST by clicking here.

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