Trick-or-Treat Street Succeeds Despite COVID Restrictions

Written and photographed by JJ Discher

M-A leadership’s annual Trick-Or-Treat Street was largely popular and festive. At this family fun event, there were many elementary students and parents all dressed in Halloween costumes excited to collect candy. 

M-A leadership students stood next to cars and passed out candy from the trunks of their cars. The trunks of their cars were each decorated with a different theme, a few being star wars, underwater, and sports.

Due to COVID-19, the event couldn’t be held indoors, where usually, the kids would be able to go into classrooms to trick or treat and play games, this year they had to remain outdoors.

The kids and their parents entered through the T-Lot gate, where they were met by a group of leadership students who welcomed them and gave them bags for candy. They then continued to drive or walk in a loop that continued past the football field and G-wing and exited between the New Gym and tennis courts. Every few feet, there were leadership students standing next to cars and passing out candy to each child. There were even a few games placed along the route such as mini bowling. 

One parent said, “We had so much fun! We are so thankful for M-A for putting on this event.”

Leadership put on the event “to give kids a safe place to trick-or-treat and have fun,” said leadership student Carolyn Cobos. 

Leadership student Calypso Boustiha said COVID-19 restrictions meant that “we aren’t allowed to go into classrooms like we did in past years, so we have to pass out candy from our trunks. Also, this year, we can only pass out wrapped candy and have to wear gloves.”

JJ Discher is a senior at M-A. He enjoys writing about sports and events that place at M-A. JJ spends his free time hanging out with friends and enjoys being outside.

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