TAHS YAN club to sponsor community Halloween event on Oct 28

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The Tyrone YAN club, in association with various other clubs and organizations at TAHS, will sponsor a special Halloween event on Tuesday, October 28 from 5-7:00pm at the high school for area families with children age pre-K through 6th grade.

Parents are invited to bring their children to the high school for an evening of trick or treating and activities.  All are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes.

We are hoping that this will be a lot of fun. It is a great way for the school to become more involved with the community and vice versa”

— Mark Lewis, YAN president

YAN is requesting a donation of $2.00 per child or $5.00 per family for the event.  All the proceeds will be split between the Tyrone Food Bank and the Panzi Hospital for women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The event has been in the works since last January.

All families will receive a gift bag with notepads, coupons, treats, and other trinkets.

Every club in the school will be run a special halloween themed room for the event such as making “ghoulish” dips, computer games, story book readings, and much more.

The Eagle Eye, in association with Manning Photography of Tyrone, will be offering professional Halloween portraits to every family who stops by the Eagle Eye classroom.  Families will be able to download and keep the original photos from the Eagle Eye website.

Most of the clubs will also hand out candy and other treats to the children participating in their events.

“The purpose of the event is to build a bridge between the district and the community by providing a family friendly event,” said Cummins Mcnitt, co-advisor of YAN.

“Thanks to donations from clubs and local business, families will walk out with about $40 of free stuff,” added McNitt.

“I’m excited to see how all the clubs events turn out, since we oversee everything,” said Tracy Redinger, co adviser of YAN.

According to Redinger, the idea for the event came from the Hollidaysburg School District, which holds a similar event each year.

“We are hoping that this will be a lot of fun. It is a great way for the school to become more involved with the community and vice versa,” said YAN president Mark Lewis.