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Monster Mash Costume Party Dinner Dance

by on October 13, 2016

Annual Costume Party Dinner and Dance to Support
the Winchester Youth Service Bureau Taking Place Oct. 28
WINSTED, Conn. — October 10, 2016 — It will be some hairy, scary, grown-up fun when attendees arrive for the Winchester Youth Service Bureau’s (WYSB) annual costume party and dinner to be held at the Chatterley’s Banquet Facility in Torrington on Friday, Oct. 28th from 7-11 p.m.
Maria Coutant Skinner, chairman of the Planning Committee, promises an evening of great food, fun music, a costume contest and a great silent auction. So gather up your friends and come to this year’s “Monster Mash” themed celebration, which supports the Youth Service Bureau. The focus of WYSB is to serve the area’s most at-risk and in-need youth through the use of a variety of programs and services that help each develop positive assets to overcome the challenges they face.
“The WYSB staff acts as relentless hope merchants, providing a safe haven and restorative environment for youth and their families,” said Jennifer Favorite, WYSB director, MS MFT. “Our purpose is to continue the legacy of the WYSB Executive Director Mary Coutant (served from 1983-2012) who stated, ‘The WYSB restores hope day after day, year after year, for our young people and their families.”
The WYSB works with each child and their family to identify how it can best serve them in order to address their issues, concerns and stressors.
The money raised from “Monster Mash” goes directly to supporting the Bureau’s cause. While guests are not required to attend the event in costume, the vast majority do, determined to outdo each other with creative outfits that tie in to the theme. With a subject as broad as any kind of squeamish, spooky, surprising beast, there is sure to be quite an array of monsterrific creations.
Of course, costumes are just the beginning. Partygoers will spend the evening enjoying dining, dancing the night away, and bidding on items in a great silent auction. Tickets to “Monster Mash” are $35.
Favorite and WYSB Program and Rising Star Camp Director Jenna Hyler (MACP)will be on hand to answer any questions concerning the variety of services and programs that the Bureau offers to families, which include: individual/ family counseling and group programming, an alternative juvenile justice program (JRB-Juvenile Review Board), the therapeutic (Rising Star) camp, the Christmas Angels program -providing holiday gifts to children who might not otherwise receive them, and more.
WYSB is a branch of the Northwest CT YMCA. WYSB and the YMCA is committed to building strong communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, and believes that together we can ensure we have the resources to help every child in need.
To learn more about the event or purchase tickets, visit www.wysbevents.org , stop in to the Torrington, Canaan or Winsted branch or call Hyler at 860-379-0708, x106 or email her at jhyler@nwcty.org.

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