This article is written by Georgia Nye, a seventh grader at the Jared Eliot Middle School in Clinton:
In most towns you only get a chance to trick or treat once each year, but in Clinton, you not only trick or treat at home, students, staff, family and friends get a chance to come together and celebrate Halloween.
If you go to Joel Elementary School on October 27 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm, you will be celebrating the exhilarating holiday twice!
This year, as in every year since about the 1990s, Lewin Joel Elementary School throws a mind-blowing party called The Monster Mash, put together by the Friends of Joel.
This a fun, family event as well as a safe trick or treating experience for all the children. This is a Halloween bash for everyone to participate in! There are fun games in the gym, candy in the decorated hallways, and some special treats, such as cookies and cupcakes, waiting for you at the end of your exciting adventure.
Every year the hallways are decorated according to a theme. Last year’s theme was “Where Books Come Alive.” One example of a hallway is Toy Story. This year for 2012 the theme is “Disney Movies.”
In the hallways you will see movies such as, Finding Nemo, Mary Poppins, Snow White and many more. More than halfway down your journey down the decorated halls, you see a contest that everyone can participate in, “The Pumpkin Decorating Contest” This competition invites participants to show off their art and creativity by decorating pumpkins to be judged and displayed in the hall.
If you would like to purchase pre-sale tickets, they are $4. You can also buy tickets at the door for $5 and children under 1 year-old are admitted for free. All money and donations goes right to Joel School to help support cultural assemblies and to help purchase other supplies that are needed for Joel School.
Andrew, a third grade student from Joel says, “I really like seeing people’s costumes every year.” This is a time of year where you can show all your friends what your costume really looks like! People are saying that The Monster Mash is amazing and definitely something you don’t want to miss.
Jack, a first grade student from Joel says, “I really like how my teachers dress up and give out candy.” The Monster Mash is a great opportunity to celebrate Halloween, and a fun-filled, holiday event you definitely want to experience.
Joel Elementary School
Saturday, October 27
4:00pm – 8:00pm