Clowning around

ELIZABETHTOWN — It was Halloween a day early at Bladen Opportunities Unlimited on Friday.

Chuck Russell of Bladenboro dressed up as a clown for the day and ecstatic for anyone to see his costume.

Bladen Opportunities Unlimited, which operates under the Monarch umbrella, is located on Peanut Road in Elizabethtown. Its mission statementis: “… committed to supporting, educating, and empowering people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and substance abuse issues to choose and achieve what is important to them.”