Donations are being accepted now for gently used Halloween costumes, which will then be made available to local families.

Please have donations be clean, gently used, stain free and from smoke-free home. Sizes 0-teen are desired. Donations can be dropped off at St. Petri church, 804 Grand Ave. in Story City.

Drop-off dates are Monday-Friday, until Oct. 5, between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the drop box outside church office doors. Or make arrangements with Kristin (515-451-3607) or Nichelle (515-291-1335).

A Halloween Costume Giveaway will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Petri Church. Families can come to the church at that time to choose a free costume for their child for the Halloween season. Costumes will be available on a first-come, first served basis.