Kiwanis Club of Lake Charles will kick-off its 31st "Coats For Kids" drive with the 3rd Annual Spooktacular on Friday, October 19 from 5 to 9 pm.

Crying Eagle Brewing Company will co-host the event offering craft brews, featuring music by the Chris Shearman Experience and food from The Bistro, Sloppy Taco, and Paul’s RibShack. There will be a silent auction and ticket raffles, with prizes including $250 cash, a Growler + Fill, and more.

Join the fun while doing good at 1165 E. McNeese St.

Admission is free, but those who donate a coat of any zize will receive a free Crying Eagle glass, a drink token and a raffle ticket. Donated coats are cleaned by co-sponsor AAA Drive-In Cleaners for distribution to nine local charitable agencies serving underprivileged children and adults. All net cash proceeds will also benefit the charities. tax-deductible sponsorships and donations are welcomed to the Lake Charles Kiwanis Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation at

"Coats For Kids" benefits Potters House, ETC Harbour House, The Lord’s Place, Boys Village, Oasis Women’s Shelter, CPSM Title 10-Assistance to Homeless Children, Abraham’s Tent, Care Help of Sulphur and DeWanna’s Closet. For more info, please contact Jim Meyer at (337) 853-1820 or Steve Ek at (337) 474-1622.

About Kiwanis Club of Lake Charles:
Kiwanis is a global service organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Lake Charles charted in 1919 and has served the SWLA children and community for 99 years, with support from many generous individuals and local businesses.