2018 YAN Halloween Event Draws 650 People

Katelyn Buck, Sydney Shaw, Emma Getz, Brooke Welsh

The fifth annual Golden Eagle YAN Halloween event was a big success, tallying 650 visitors and $840 in donations.

The event was sponsored by the Tyrone Youth Action Network with the help of 18 other Tyrone clubs, teams, student and staff organizations.

“This year’s turnout was great. We were also very happy that the lines were shorter this year at the different activities because more student groups stepped up this year to help out,” said YAN ao-adviser Tracy Redinger.

There were 38 adult teacher and staff volunteers and 191 student volunteers involved in this year’s event.

The organizations involved were the Youth Action Network, Golden Revolution, Eagle Eye News, HOSA, POPS/Choir, Marching Band, Renaissance, HOSA, Language Club, Nutrition Group, Main Office Staff, District Administrative Staff, Football Team, Cheerleaders, HS Soccer Team, MS 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 Kiwanis Club, OIP of Tyrone, and Way Fruit Farm.

“I had many parents tell me that their families now look forward to the Golden Eagle Halloween event more so than ‘Trick or Treat’ night,” said YAN co-adviser Cummins McNitt.

This year the donations were split between the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for hurricane victims and the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo.