Spooky Buddies event on Oct. 26

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Provided by J Sola.

Participants gathered in full-costume at the event.

Jacey Sola

The smell of churros and donuts wafts through the air. A crowd of kids and students wearing all types of costumes fills your eyes. The phrase “trick or treat” is constantly being said and heard. All of these things were evident on the afternoon of the Spooky Buddies Event.

Spooky Buddies, which was held on Oct. 26 from 5-6 p.m., was a fun and safe way for kids and students to get candy and simulate the Halloween experience in the bus parking lot of the high school. 

The event was organized by the National Honors Society, Buddies Club, and Recognizing American Diversity Club. It was RAD’s first time, and they helped with the initial organization and planning of the event. Each group coordinated with each other to plan the event and make sure it is safe. Donations were also accepted to support the Buddies Club.

Many school clubs and sports joined in and hosted fun and creative activities in their stations. The Future Business Leaders of America Club were all dressed up as “Boss Babies” from the movie, “The Boss Baby.” Their activity was a bag toss, which attracted many families to come and play. 

The Zoology Club also brought animals, such as a bearded dragon, that the kids could see. NHS, boys volleyball, Science Olympiad, HHS Yearbook, Buddies club, and many other clubs were also present during the event.

The event also included food trucks from Churros and Chocolate and Joe and Dough. There was also a cookie stand where people could buy delicious treats. The stations also gave out candy for the kids.

Despite the previous year being canceled due to COVID-19, Spooky Buddies came back with a bang and a huge turnout. According to NHS Co-Advisor, Pam Stone, the previous Spooky Buddies event in 2019 also had a phenomenal turnout, but there is a difference between this year’s event and the previous one. This year, the event was outside due to the pandemic. While masks were not required, social distancing was strongly encouraged during the event.

Many students showed up to volunteer and help with the event. There was nothing but positive feedback regarding the event.

“I think it was good for the community to come together again. I also thought the event was great because all the kids and parents enjoyed it and there were lots of activities to do, clubs to visit, and candy to eat,” junior Kevin Kilanski said. 

HHS staff also showed love for the event.

“As a mother, I love it as well because it is an outdoor safe activity for my young children to come to. I think Spooky Buddies is great all over,” Shannon Phillips, Co-advisor for RAD, said.

Spooky Buddies was a success this year as many families had a great and fun experience. It was a joyful experience for the kids and was for a good cause in supporting the Buddies Club.