Halloween it going green this year in Burlington for a good cause. Dozens browsed cheap costume offerings on Pine Street today. Organizers collected recycled costumes over the last month. They're being sold to benefit the Vermont Food Bank. For some, that offers extra-incentive to pick up a costume.
Young Arianna Lyons says she already has a costume but is still shopping around. We ask her, "So if you already know what you're going to be, why are you here?"
"Because I'm just like looking at costumes because I like looking at cool costumes and I like get things to play dress up here." answers Lyons.
Organizer Thea Lewis said Saturday, "Halloween costumes generally end up in landfills, tons across the county every year, so I thought in a state like Vermont - so environmentally conscious and willing to help our neighbors - we ought to be able to turn that into something for a cause."
Lewis says she doesn't know how much they'll raise, but will announce results on the Queen City Ghost Walk's facebook page. She says she'll start collecting costumes again after Halloween in preparation for next year's event.
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