Third Annual YAN Halloween Event Set for October 25

The entire community is invited to bring their children to this special Halloween Event

The third annual YAN (Youth Action Network) Halloween event will take place on October 25th from 5-7 pm. This family friendly event is for children up to and including 4th grade. Last year the event attracted almost 700 people.

“I hope we get more people in this year to experience the fun!” said YAN Vice President Jenna Chronister. “YAN is important because we not only do a lot for our community, but also with the Panzi foundation. From the Halloween event to the 4D event in the spring, we provide safe entertainment for the youth of Tyrone.”

The most important element of this event is the bridge building we are doing between the district and our community, as well as between the Elementary School students and families and the high school.”

— YAN Adviser Cummins McNitt

The kids should come dressed in their Halloween costumes.  At the school they will find all kinds of fun activities and tick-or-treat giveaways sponsored by various high school sports, clubs and organizations.

Some of the activities planned for the children include free professional family Halloween photos by the Eagle Eye News and Manning Photography.  The Heath Tech students are planning a Haunted Hospital experience.  The Outdoor Club will be in the courtyard with an obstacle course for kids. The varsity football team will sign autographs and run plays with aspiring youth football players. The high school Spanish classes will be making masks for the kids to wear. In addition, Student Council, the science department, Speech Team, National Honor Society, cafeteria workers, main office and guidance staff, POPS members,  tennis team, Renaissance, and the soccer team are also planning activities for the kids.

YAN will accept voluntary donations of $2 per person or $5 a family, but there is no required admission price. All proceeds will be split between the Tyrone Food Bank and the Panzi Hospital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a cause that the YAN club has supported for several years.

According to YAN adviser Cummins McNitt, the group’s ultimate mission is to reach out to people who need help both at home and around the world. They hope to influence the Tyrone community and have a positive impact.

“The most important element of this event is building bridges between the district and our community, as well as between the elementary school students and families and the high school.  We had excellent numbers last year, the children had a night full of tricks and treats and our student and staff volunteers had a blast,” said McNitt.

Students interested in joining YAN should see Mrs. Redinger or Mr. McNitt and/or attend a regular YAN meeting.