By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Monday, October 26th, 2009 at 2:51 pm in Contra Costa County.
Bah humbug! Oh, wait, that’s Christmas.
Anyway, Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia on Wednesday and Thursday will host the Healthy Halloween Supplies Giveaway at his El Cerrito office.
But don’t look for the Three Muskateers chocolate bars. (My personal favorite.)
The Halloween bags will include school supplies such as unsharpened pencils, erasers, fun stickers, non-toxic glue sticks and other similar items.
All right. I’ll stop with the sarcasm. He is right, of course.
“Children today live in a world full of junk food and are heavily targeted by advertisers of unhealthy food,” Gioia said. “We should offer healthy alternatives at Halloween.”
He says he and his wife, Jennifer, began three years ago handing out non-candy items at his house on Halloween.
If you are so inclined, visit Gioia’s office at 11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D, El Cerrito from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday or Thursday.