Annual YAN Halloween Event Sets New Records

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Todd Cammarata

Over 100 students volunteered to make the annual YAN Halloween Night a big success.

The sixth annual Golden Eagle YAN Halloween event on October 29, 2019 was a big success, setting a new record for attendance and donations with 814 visitors and $1,050 rasied to support the Tyrone Food Bank and the Panzi Hospital.

The event was sponsored by the Tyrone Youth Action Network with the help of 19 other Tyrone High School clubs, teams, student and staff organizations.

From the bottom of our hearts we thank each and every one of you for making this possible. It has truly become a community staple. We have many families who now use this as their only or primary trick or treat night because they know that this event is safe and fun.”

— Cummins McNitt

“When you add in all of the volunteers, adults and students alike, we had over 100 helpers. We would like to especially thank the maintenance staff for helping us get set up, as well as all of their hard work following the event in the cleanup. We would also like to thank the Tyrone Renaissance Education Foundation and our administration for their financial support, and last but not least, we would like to thank the many groups who made the event so much fun to attend,” said YAN co-adviser Cummins McNitt.

The organizations involved this year were the Youth Action Network, Golden Revolution, Eagle Eye News, HOSA, POPS/Choir, marching band, Renaissance, HOSA, foreign language club, Nutrition Group, main office staff, district administrative staff, football team, cheerleaders, high school soccer team, middle school soccer team, National Honor Society, student council, and the science department.

Several local businesses also contributed to the event by donating money or materials: ACCO/Mead Westvaco, B&D Acres, Bake Shop Bakes, Exposed Grafix, Tyrone Hospital, Tyrone Kiwanis Club, OIP of Tyrone, Shoe Fly, and Way Fruit Farm.

All of the children who participated received gift bags with notebooks from ACCO, Gardner’s Candies coupons, Tyrone Hospital coloring pages, small toys from YAN, and coupons for free pumpkins and gourds from Leidig’s Farm courtesy of Tyrone Kiwanis.  The bags were provided by Shoe Fly.

“From the bottom of our hearts we thank each and every one of you for making this possible,” said McNitt, “It has truly become a community staple. We have many families who now use this as their only or primary trick or treat night because they know that this event is safe and fun.”

This year the donations were split equally between the Tyrone Food Bank and the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo.