The night of Oct. 30 marked the second to last night of spooky season, but it was surely sent off with a bang. Continuing its yearly tradition, HR held Trick or Treat Street.
A large part of Trick or Treat Street is the benefits that it brings to the community. Each year, FCCLA will accept money donations as well as food donations. It also helps to get kids into the community. “Trick or Treat Street gives kids the opportunity to get interactions within the community as well as giving them the opportunity to see teenagers in a positive light,” said Shannon Wessels FACS teacher.
A wide variety of clubs and activities at HR run individual booths that night. Each booth plays a game with the kids and gives the kids the reward of candy.
Chase Olivier, sophomore, helped run the boys baseball booth. “I loved participating in Trick or Treat Street. It’s great to see all the little kids’ costumes. Everyone seemed to love our booth. I guess kids just like throwing things,” Olivier said. He would definitely be interested in participating for the rest of his highschool years.
Although 2017’s numbers weren’t as great as originally predicted, every donation was still appreciate. The total attendance was 450 kids, $429 were made, and on top of that 55 food donations were given. All of those donations are now at the Highlands Ranch Food Bank.
Making Trick or Treat Street a charitable activity makes it more intriguing to some students. Olivier said, “Knowing that everyone is being helped out by this event makes it that much more interesting to us students. I’m always looking for a way to help my community and Trick or Treat Street is a great way to do so.”
Kyle Lynch, Social Media Editor