GALION — It may be Halloween, but there is a different type of spirit moving through the area as local groups keep coming up with ways to give back to the community.
That giving spirit and perhaps a few other spirits was on display Thursday night at Galion Middle School as the Lighthouse Team at Galion Middle School’s decided to join in on the fun.
With members of the Lighthouse Team leading the way, the middle school had its first Halloween ‘Spooktacular’ in the halls of the school.
Toddlers and students up and into fifth-grade were invited to dress up and collect candy from Lighthouse team members who also were in costume.
The response from the community was more than they could have anticipated. Just another example of Galion City School’s students giving back to their communities.
“We have 10,000 pieces of candy to pass out,” said Galion Middle School Lighthouse teacher Cindy Glew. ” AndI’m hoping we have enough!”
Dozens of kids took advantage of the opportunity to do a little haunting of their own. At times, the line of kids waiting to get in on the fun past the doors open for the event.
Along with collecting candy, the cafetorium was full of activities for kids, too. There was a ring-toss game and Twister. An area where kids could sit down and color also drew a large crowd throughout the evenings
Outside, in the parking lot, were members of Galion’s fire department and police departments. They were hanging outwith some of their equipment, and met and chatted and showed off some of the tools of their trade with the trick or treaters.
“The idea was to reach out to the community and allow the kids to show leadership among the younger students,” Glew said. “And the kids jumped at the opportunity.”
Just recently, the teacher positions within the Lighthouse Team were filled at Galion Middle School. According to Glew, the plan is to have students lead the teachers in what will be the future plans for the team as a whole.
“I’m excited to see what direction the kids take,” stated Glew.
Next up for the Lighthouse Team is the final vote for a “president” from the political conventions that were held not long ago. The election results will also put other members of the Lighthouse Team into place to become new student leaders
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