Local organizations and businesses, as well as individuals, will be providing treats for the free event. Children can also choose a costume to wear at no cost.
Kids of all ages are invited to participate in the first annual Havre de Grace Housing Authority (HDGHA) “trunk or treat” in the Somerset Manor housing complex. Treats will be provided by individuals, local businesses and service organizations. Children in need of a costume can choose one at no cost prior to the start of the festivities from a selection of donated supplies. The free event is open to the public and takes place on Saturday, October 28 from 5:00-7:00pm with check in activities at the HDGHA management office, 101 Stansbury Court in Havre de Grace.
Candy and other handouts will be given by community residents along with the following businesses and organizations: Havre de Grace Police Department; Susquehanna Hose Company; Harford County Office on Drug Control Policy; Sherwin-WIlliams Aberdeen; Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps; Freestate Challenge Academy; Maryland Transportation Authority, Steps Recovery and Family Tree.
Nicki Biggs is the Acting Executive Director of the Havre de Grace Housing Authority. She says, “HDGHA assists families in need whether they live here or not, so we are happy to provide this free, safe and fun activity for youngsters in and around the area. This event is also a great way to get to know the friendly residents of Somerset Manor and interact with some of the local agencies and businesses that help make Havre de Grace one of the safest cities in Maryland.”
About the Havre de Grace Housing Authority: HDGHA established the Somerset Manor community in the 1970’s and is the only public housing facility in Harford County. It is governed by a Board of Commissioners and managed by a small staff. The mission of the organization is to provide quality, affordable housing opportunities for moderate to low income individuals and families while promoting self-sufficiency, empowerment and neighborhood revitalization. HDGHA offers a range of programs to achieve this goal, including the Self- Sufficiency Program (FSS), Homeownership Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities and more.