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Here are some tips to help you make a big impression without spending a lot.
Nashville, Ark. – Halloween is just around the corner. Maybe you haven’t given it
much thought as to how much money the average family spends on Halloween, but expenses
can really add up. This year Americans who celebrate Halloween intend to spend an average of
$86.79 each. Of the $9 billion spent on Halloween this year, $3.2 billion will be spent on
costumes, $2.7 billion on decorations, $2.6 billion on candy, and $400 million on
greeting cards. In fact, Halloween is second to Christmas in the amount of total dollars
spent on a holiday.
Whether you’re hosting a scary Halloween party or going over to a friend’s
house to celebrate, here are some tips to help you make a big impression without spending
For some great costume ideas that don’t cost a lot of money.
Halloween celebrations don’t have to cost a lot. Be creative and look around your
house for items you already have to use in decorating or for costumes. Most of all
have fun! That’s what this holiday is all about.
For more information on financial matters, contact the Howard County Extension
Office at 870-845-7517 or visit our office located on the second floor of the courthouse.
Here is a great, low cost dip for all your fall parties. It is easy to
make and best of all, it is nutritious! You can serve this with teddy graham crackers
or cinnamon cracker sticks or fresh fruit. This recipe is high in calcium, vitamin
A and vitamin C.
1/3 cup of canned pumpkin
1 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
½ teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Dip in apples, pears, or graham crackers!
Makes – 4 servings
Nutrition Information per Serving: 100 calories, 0 grams fat, 3 grams fiber
By Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff Chair U of A Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service 421 N. Main St, Nashville AR 71852 (870) 845-7517 firstname.lastname@example.org
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