Trick or Treat Street 2016

Kristen Plonsky, Yearbook EIC

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Going house to house is not required to get some good candy in Castle Rock. On October 26th from 6pm to 7:30pm, about 200 little superheroes, princesses, unicorns, and dinosaurs came to the upper hallway of Castle View to Trick or Treat. Booths are set up for any club that wants to participate, and they can hand out candy, host activities, and interact with children from the community.

“We were looking for a community event to do, and through some brainstorming this is what we came up with,” said interact sponsor, Rebekah Welte.

This is the third year Interact Club has hosted Trick or Treat Street, and it has gained more attention each year. This year, 15 clubs set up and decorated their booths, put candy out, and like Spanish Honor Society or GSA, provided games and activities. Some of the options included Day of the Dead coloring pages, lifesize jenga, a haunted house produced by Student Government, potato decorating from German Honor Society, and a ball toss by National Honor Society.

Some teachers choose to bring their own children to experience the fun. His first year attending, Principal Rex Corr brought his sons, dressed as a ghost and a pirate, to take part in this new tradition.

“I expect to have some good time with my family here amongst my school family,” said Corr.

About 75 students, both in clubs and just stopping by, dressed up, went through the High-Schooler haunted house, chatted with friends, and passed out candy. McKay Vansickle ‘18 spent her Wednesday night chatting with friends and going through the Haunted House.  

“The Haunted House was pretty cool for being ran by just some high schoolers. There were people with creepy outfits and makeup and I think I saw someone holding scissors!” said VanSickle. “Some people really go all out. There was this one person that was dressed as an old lady, and the costume was so good I couldn’t even tell who it was,”

That “old lady” was junior Corrina Farho, whose favorite holiday is Halloween, and dressed the way she did because “it has been my halloween costume since like fifth grade, and it’s just kind of creepy and funny at the same time since no one knows who I am,” said Farho. “I thought it was cool that there were thespians dressed up walking through the hallways and totally getting into character.”

Thespians Ethan Walker ‘17 and Stephanie Pizio ‘17  were dressed as Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s wife, and like true actors, they never broke character, moaning and trudging through the hall in full makeup and costume.

“[Trick or Treat Street] was a fun opportunity to dress up and we tried to make our costumes comedic instead of scary,” said Walker. “When the kids looked a little creeped out, we would go up and give them high fives and talk to them. It was really cool.”