More than a thousand kids came to Central High School on Halloween, where Cobbler students performed for them and led them in games.
Completing a four year tradition, Central High School students hosted more than 1,000 guests Monday night for their final Safe Halloween celebration. One hundred thirty seven students gave out 400 bags worth of candy as well as toys, providing a safe place for kids 12 and under to trick or treat and to have fun. Students transformed the gym, the commons, and all of the first floor into a graveyard, making those spots a bit spooky, but they also had an area that was less scary for kids under 5. Still, the safe scares are part of the enjoyment. “I enjoy seeing the kids,” said student volunteer Hayley Kitzelman, but, she admits, “it’s fun to scare them a bit.”
For activities, Cobbler students painted faces, put on stage performances, shared a competitive dance routine, and Sunny Hayes did her jingle dress dance. Lynsey Dressen said, “From a performer’s experience it’s a lot of fun and I like seeing kids having a good time.”
Hayley Kitzelman said this year went smoothly. “The kids loved it, and they had big smiles on their faces. The parents loved it too.”
Despite the success, Mrs. Griffin, the Cobbler to Cobbler and Safe Halloween staff coordinator, has said this Safe Halloween will be the last for Central. “This is the last year we will be doing Safe Halloween,” she said. “We don’t have enough space for it.”
Photos by Tiah Holt