Kids’ Court Rules and Regulations
KIDS’ COURT CONTINUED
Lessons in Organization – Managing the Costume and Candy Drive teaches children time management and responsibility. They must decorate and deliver donation bins within a certain time-frame, follow up with the donation location, and sort through the hundreds of costumes to match them to beneficiaries. Natural leaders will flourish in this process and those needing to hone these skills gain valuable experience.
Lessons in Compassion – Staffing the Costume Giveaway Day is an experience they will never forget. Families from all over the Baton Rouge area (and even as far away as New Orleans) line up to “shop” the free costume selection. Your children will assist, serve and help children in need find the costume they have always wanted. The feeling of giving those smiles and the simple joy of a Halloween costume to a child who might not otherwise have it is a beautiful experience.
Lessons in Public Speaking – Children awarded with Royal Titles will have opportunities to represent the Kids’ Court Program at various community events. They will speak in front of a crowd and possibly in front of a camera. While these opportunities are generally reserved for the Prince and Princess, Pages may attend and assist as well. This is a lesson that will serve them well in adulthood.
Notoriety – Children awarded with Royal Titles will have may have their names and photographs appear in local publications. They will also have their names and photographs listed on the 10/31 Consortium website and on the 10/31 Consortium and Fifolet Halloween Festival social media profiles. The Prince and Princess will also have their picture on the Party Time Kids’ Court Float.
Coronation – Children awarded Royal Titles will receive a crown or pin and a sash at their official Royal Coronation as part of the Black and Orange Bash.
The cost to enter the Service Work program is $15 per child. This covers expenses associated with the Costume and Candy Drive, however you must supply your own donation bin decorations. Children in the program who do not have royal titles will be invited to ride on the Party Time Kids’ Court Float in the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade with a parent or guardian for an additional cost of $50 per rider. As riding on the float is a requirement for Royal Titles, those in the Service Work phase will be accepted to ride on the float with a parent or guardian on a first come first served basis. Space on the float is highly limited (16 spaces total available, or 8 children). All fees are due by August 1.
Fees for children awarded the Royal Title of Page are $50. This covers their float fees, partial float throws, costumes, crowns, sashes, pins and Royalty Brunch admission. Float fees of parents or guardians of all children receiving Royal Titles are $25 and you must supply your own costume, throws and refreshments. Royalty Brunch fees for parents or guardians of all children with Royal Titles are the standard admission fee. As this is a very high honor, there is no fee for children awarded the Royal Title of Prince or Princess. All fees are due by August 1.
Children must be age 6 – senior in high school to participate.
A parent or guardian must complete the online application form, pay the necessary fees and sign a waiver of liability by the deadline for children to participate in Service Work and potentially receive Royal Titles.
It is not a requirement that a parent or guardian be a Friend of 10/31 Consortium at the Full or Harvest Moon level, however priority will be given to those who are as space is highly limited. Priority will also be given to previous participants and their siblings.
A parent or guardian must agree to accompany children to all Kids’ Court activities.
PROGRAM RULES AND REGULATIONS:
The 10/31 Consortium Board of Directors will select the Prince and Princess from those completing Service Work in the year prior. These results will be final.
The Halloween Parade King, Queen, Count and Countess will be allowed up to 2 pages each to select from those completing service work in the year prior. These results will be final.
The Big Buddy Program will select the Baron and Baroness from their own program. These results will be final.
Children may only serve as Prince or Princess once but may participate in Service Work or receive the honor of Page multiple times.
Children must complete the entire service program in order to be considered for Prince, Princess or Page for the following year (ex. 2018 service work participants are eligible for 2019 royalty).
Parents or guardians will be notified of the dates of all required Kids’ Court events upon acceptance to the program.
Children receiving formal titles are required to work Costume Giveaway Day, ride on the Party Time Kids’ Court Float in the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade and participate in the Royalty Brunch Program. Additional fees apply, see above.
Parents or guardians of those children riding on the Party Time Kids’ Court Float must help staff and decorate the float.
Parents or guardians of those children in the Service Work phase without Royal Titles will be invited to ride on the Party Time Kids’ Court Float for an additional fee on a first come first served basis. Space is highly limited. Additional fees apply, see above.
All fees are due by August 1.
Participants and their parents or guardians serve as a program ambassador and must represent 10/31 Consortium with respect and kindness to all.
Participants and their parents or guardians must refrain from making or wearing political, religious or social statements while representing 10/31 Consortium at our events and/or in any media interviews.