PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - Despite Mother Natures best attempts, Halloween was in full swing at the Carver Center in Port Chester this week. On Saturday, the center teamed up with volunteers from Blind Brook High Schools R.O.P.E. (Reaching out to Provide Enrichment) club to throw a Halloween party for the centers youth.
The festivities continued on Monday, as the center hosted 120 costumed students from their afterschool program. The children got to enjoy a Halloween treat as they participated in activities like carving pumpkins and spooky arts and crafts.
With Halloween in the rearview, the center is turning its attention to Thanksgiving, where they plan to partner with the New York Knicks coaching staff to give away turkey dinners to over 150 families.
On November 22, members of the Knicks coaching staff will visit the center to conduct clinics, speak about the importance of hard work and discipline, and, of course, have some good old-fashioned holiday fun.
The Port Chester Carver Center has been around for almost 70 years, but has since expanded into a multi-faceted community center. The centers afterschool program runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and features special needs tutoring, homework help, cultural education, and even a hot dinner.
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