Story and photo by Amanda Figueroa
On October 15, Hilbert College worked together with all of the college’s clubs to put together a fantastic Halloween party for kids in the community. More than twenty clubs, as well as the Student Government, helped to create a fun experience for their families and the community, complete with a costume party.
Most clubs had fun crafts for the children to create. Adventure Club had the children create paper plate ghosts, and Campus Activities had q-tip skeletons. Other clubs had children create monsters out of cups, and make scary Halloween ornaments. The piece de resistance was when Hilbert Helpers and Love Your Melon collaborated, and brought small pumpkins for decoration.
Clubs such as Great Expectations, Gaming and Anime, and Student Government had fun games for the children to play. Great Expectations had skull bean bag toss, where children were instructed to get a bean bag into the skulls nose for an assortment of prizes like tattoos, bubbles, and novelty pens. One little girl dressed as Sky from Paw Patrol kept coming back to the table to play for the pink bubbles.
Clubs that were not doing crafts or games had tasty treats for the children. Phi Beta Lamda had cookie decorating, Green Hawks had witch hands, which included putting candy corn into the fingers of a glove and filling the rest of the glove with yummy popcorn. Ski Club had caramel apples, which were equally delicious. The dining hall pitched in by bringing refreshments like cookies and apple cider for the families.
The costume contest was a huge hit for the children who participated. The SGA arranged the contest into different age groups and third, second, and first place winners won special medals. Perhaps the favorite winner was a little girl in a Baskin Robins dress. She was absolutely adorable.
Overall, the Halloween party was a big success that wouldn’t have happened if not for the hard work of all the clubs. Mark your calendars for the Christmas party coming this year on December 3, 2017.
Amanda Figueroa is a senior at Hilbert, working on her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. In her spare time, she writes short stories, novels, and most recently, articles for The Scribe.
Photo: Corey Boice, posing as Barnacle Boy