Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF: spooky stories, tasty candy, and scary costumes all packed into a night of fun at GHS.
Service Club is hosting their fourth year of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.
“Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is a Halloween event designed to raise money for UNICEF. The event goes from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and is a great way for families to have fun while also helping out others. GHS has been doing this event with the students and children for four years now,” Mrs. Lisa Laug, club sponsor, said.
Junior Amelia Hoffman, Service Club member, said the event is aimed towards younger kids to enjoy the Halloween spirit and have fun with others while also donating to a good cause. The entry fee is a donation towards UNICEF, a program created by the United Nations to provide government help for children and mothers.
“It is an event hosted by GHS Service Club that allows elementary aged children to participate in a trick-or-treat event. Each entry costs $5, but it is only $10 for the whole family to enjoy; plus all of the proceeds are donated to UNICEF,” Hoffman said.
Mrs. Laug said the event is very good for GHS. She said that it contributes to gathering all of the extracurricular together and it gives the school a warm-hearted feeling.
“I think the thing I love most about this event is that when I walk around and see not only our Service Club members volunteering, but I also see our cross country team, volleyball team, environmental club, and cheerleading group who are there participating. It’s just a feel good event for our school. It gets people community service hours and gets them involved in doing things with the school. So while the money is definitely going to UNICEF, and that’s the goal of the event, I think we are all kind of benefitting from it in some way,” Mrs. Laug said.
The event is not only for the children but also for families to enjoy the company of others and to experience the joy of the Halloween spirit throughout their community.
“People who donate will get into the event and participate in all of the fun games centered around the younger kids. However, there is also a drawing that the adults can donate money to, and the highest donation will receive a chosen-themed basket,” Hoffman said.
The event will be next Tuesday and will include many fun games, activities, and food for everyone to enjoy.
“The donation gets you access to all of the activities and games we have. We will have different sports and clubs and groups from our school who have booths set up so the children and come and trick-or-treat, color, play games, and go through a little haunted hallway. All of that is included in the admission cost, and the only thing that is extra from when you walk in the door is the dinner that we will have available. We usually have pizza and breadsticks and drinks for people if anyone wants to eat,” Mrs. Laug said.