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'Trick-or-Treat in the Halls' leaves sweet tooth satisfied
by Damian Tromerhauser
Oct 31, 2012 | 4053 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tribune photo by Dan Eckles - Becca Dawson, a first grader at Libby Booth Elementary, enjoyed fishing for candy during Spanish Springs High School's "Trick or Treat in the Halls" event Tuesday night.
Tribune photo by Dan Eckles - Becca Dawson, a first grader at Libby Booth Elementary, enjoyed fishing for candy during Spanish Springs High School's "Trick or Treat in the Halls" event Tuesday night.
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With the anticipation of Halloween building up, the Leadership class and clubs at Spanish Springs High School gave Rail City children a head start on their candy festivities with their 11th annual Trick-or-Treat in the Halls.

Welcoming zombies, skeletons, superheroes and princesses, ‘Trick-or-Treat in the Halls’ was a success as it helped fill hundreds of bags of candy. It also collected canned foods on Halloween Eve.

As kids worked their way from activity to activity, bags getting heavier with candy as they went, smiles turned the scariest of ghouls into friendly faces.

“My favorite part was getting the candy and the haunted house,” said Wright Schwindt, 6, doing his best Spiderman impression.

Perhaps left speechless by the overwhelming amount of candy she had acquired, 4-year-old Kristyn Hull, dressed as Rapunzel from Tangled, merely displayed her overflowing jack-o-lantern bucket of sweets to signify her favorite part of the night.

“I like seeing how excited the kids get when they get all their candy,” Leadership member Sidney Sinclair said. “I’ve been giving the kids candy at the front and they just get so excited.”

While the youngsters were getting their fill of goodies, they were also learning about the various clubs at Spanish Springs.

“Pretty much this is like a promotion for our different clubs,” said Kalynn DeBates, an SSHS Leadership member. “What we do is, we let the club advertise their club and let people know who they are. They show them through games and stuff. Mostly what Leadership does is just put on the event. We had a lot of stuff. We had people from door-to-door handing out candy and making sure all the kids got candy and got to play some games.”

The fact that ‘Trick-or-Treat in the Halls’ brings both the school and the community together year after year is something that makes it a favorite among students.

“One of the special things is seeing our whole school come together,” Sinclair said. “It is so cool to get so many different kids working together and support our community.”

With costumes galore flooding the hallways, the events left everyone pleased at the end of the night.

“It’s so much fun because you get to see the little kids and you get to see everyone working together. It’s so fun,” DeBates said. “You get to experience all the clubs. Even though we as Leadership try to involve ourselves in everything, we don’t get to talk to the clubs as much. To hold an event where everyone can come is just awesome.

“To see how happy the little kids are, that’s probably the best thing about this event. My favorite part is at the very end of the night when we have candy left, I’ll start distributing candy to everyone. Everyone just swarms me like crazy. They just love it so much and you can just see how happy they are.”

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