UTICA, N.Y. – The public will have an opportunity to collect treats and help local kids this Halloween.
Handshake.City is holding a ‘Cans for Candy’ event, and will provide free tote bags of candy to those who drop off empty, returnable bottles and cans between 2-6 p.m. on Oct. 31. The event will take place at the Handshake.City warehouse, under the bridge from Union Station next to the North Genesee Street ramp.
Photo courtesy of Handshake.City - The Utica Hurricanes 12U Baseball Club
Funds from the can and bottle drive will go to the Utica Hurricanes 12U Baseball Club, in an effort for the team to make it to the Cooperstown Dream Park next year.
“Our Halloween Barks and Boos event got rained out on Sunday Oct. 27, but we still wanted to do something for Utica’s children. So this joint initiatives supports youth athletes raise money to meet their goal and supports our community children with a free, safe trick-or-treat Halloween station,” said organizer Katie Reilly.
The trick-or-treat bags were made possible by A Dogs Day Out and The Wish Fairy. They will be distributed while supplies last.