On Oct. 24, the women of Dean Hall hosted a Halloween-themed event for the children of the community. The money made from the event was donated to the Albion Girl Scout Troop.
In the past, the residents of Dean Hall have typically conducted a haunted house for S.A.F.E Place. This year they decided to take a different route in both their event and their beneficiaries.
The event was set up with a Halloween theme, with decorations of ghosts and pumpkins. All the Dean Hall residents were in costume. There were themed treats as well. The children were excited, squealing and scrambling to decorate pumpkins or get their faces painted. Dean Hall brought in $82 for the Albion Girl Scout troop.
The Dean Hall women decided not to do their usual haunted house because it didn’t make money from the students, and many community children would be too afraid.
“Last year they only did donations to enter the haunted house and though we did get a couple of donations, they weren’t enough,” said Shantella Sherman, Albion junior.
This new option involves the community and students alike in a fun, less scary way. This new style of event gives children a place to celebrate, and the girl scouts a chance to receive money.
“We are opening the event to the campus and the community to raise awareness and interest in our cause,” said Ariel Farley, New Baltimore junior.
Farley was happy with the turnout of children and community members. It will be likely to happen again in future years.
“I think that this event was successful, due to the fact that were not spending as much on large amount of decorations,” Farley said.
Donating to this troop will greater benefit the direct community of Albion. Giving money to the people in the immediate area was an important factor for the Dean Hall residents.
“Donating to the Albion Girl Scout Troop we would allow this group of girls to get the things they can’t afford,” Sherman said.