The season for memory-filled days

Spooky season is among us

Liliana Lara and Mikayla Schwartz

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Ghosts, witches and football players trailed the halls of Eaton High School on Saturday, October 19. All the clubs of the school joined together and dressed up a door to show off who they are to the community. The doors ranged from monsters to witches, each with its own personality. At 4 p.m. children dressed up, giving a preview of characters they will be on Halloween. They came in and went door to door collecting treats.

Not only did the young kids ranging from all ages get to enjoy some sweet candy before Halloween, but FFA simultaneously hosted the fall festivities right outside for the children and families to enjoy. Caitlyn Walker, an officer for FFA, said, “I enjoy that FFA does this. It’s fun to see everyone enjoying themselves and having fun.” From pumpkin carving, a train of different animals, and a hay maze, children filled the halls and grounds of EHS.

English teacher Emily Sorenson and the drama teacher, Kendra Hixon, brought their kids to collect some treats. Hixon said, “We decorated the door to let the community know that we are having a show and they are all invited. It’s November 15,16 and 17. We want the whole community to come!” Moments like this, when the community and the school come together, create family-friendly memories for the children and parents.

Along with the trick or treat street, the rec center hosted trunk or treat bringing the community together through the trunks of the town. Eaton could not skip out on this event, so the rec center gathered families on Saturday the 27th to celebrate Halloween. Families put on their best costumes and decorated their cars to fit the theme. With candy bags in hand, kids of all ages lined up to trick or treat out of the dressed up trunks. The parking lot was transformed into a zoo of children and their families enjoying the company of the town.