Local Ford dealerships in the Denver Metro area of Colorado have once again teamed up with the YMCA of Metro Denver for their annual Halloween costume drive, Costumes for Kids. This year, a specially-wrapped Ford F150, the Monster Truck, is leading the tour so that people who attend free events to view the pickup can pose for pictures and be served snacks, treated to music, and participate in fun activities while being encouraged to drop off new costumes or Halloween accessories, which will then be distributed by the YMCA to children in need throughout Northern Colorado.
The F-150 Monster Truck wears a Halloween-themed scheme around its baby blue exterior. The hood has eyes, the grille sports teeth, arms come forward from the doors, and legs run down the sides behind the rear wheels. The truck is a quad cab to carry its volunteers on their tour and the bed has plenty of space for the donations received along the way.
To see the Monster Truck, beginning this weekend, if you're in the Denver area, you can view it at several spots over the next week.
Saturday, it will be a the Punkin Chunkin festival at Arapahoe Park Racetrack from 10am to 5pm in Aurora. Then it will tour dealerships, starting with:
* Monday from 3pm-7pm at MedVed Ford in Castle Rock,
* Tuesday from 3-7pm at Lakewood Ford in Lakewood,
* Wednesday from 2-7pm at Sill-TerHar Ford in Broomfield,
* Thursday from 3-7pm at Longmont Ford in Longmont,
* Friday from 3-7pm at Freeway Ford in Denver,
* Saturday the 19th from 11am-4pm at Phil Long Ford in Denver,
* Monday the 21st from 3-7pm at Groove Ford in Centennial.
“Denver Ford Dealerships are always looking for unique ways to get involved and give back to their communities,” said Christopher Thornton, Denver Regional Manager for Ford Motor Company. “Every kid deserves to get dressed up and have fun on Halloween and Costumes for Kids will help make that happen.”
“We are very grateful for the partnership with Ford on this costume drive. We look forward to being able to help a number of children participate in Halloween this year with a new costume. This partnership is just one more way we are able to strengthen our community.” Jim Hiner, President and CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Denver.
Costumes and accessories can also be dropped off at the YMCA of Metro Denver located at 2625 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222. Anyone who donates will receive a 20% off coupon to Denver area Halloween City stores. Distribution of costumes will take place October 23rd and 24th, Location TBD.