Milford Senior High School (MHS) students are busily preparing for their 4th Annual Haunted Hallways. Each year over 2,000 Milford community members have attended this event, and this year the crowd may be even larger. It involves several student groups who join together by the desire to offer community children, who are 12 and under, a safe and weather controlled Trick or Treat experience. MHS’s Haunted Hallways will occur on Friday, October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
Milford students have been busy practicing organization and planning skills while they coordinate with other student groups and teacher advisors in order to decorate their section of hallway for the arrival of Milford community members. Teachers and students have recognized the need for the community and school to join together for this event which supports local children. Each student organization has adopted a hallway, planed the decorations and will man the hallway that night passing out candy to the elementary school children. Organizations including Student Government Association, National Honor Society, Gay-Straight Alliance, Educators Rising, Future Farmers of America, The Drama Club, Future Health Professionals and Delaware Career Association have all been involved with planning this year’s event.
“As a new teacher and advisor, it is a good feeling to see the high school students ready to jump in and participate in a community event,” said Leslie McMillan RN,BSN and Allied Health Teacher at MHS. “Haunted Hallways for elementary school children and their families is a safe, non-scary environment, and weather is not an issue compared to Halloween night because we are inside. I hope families leave happy, and make our tradition part of their family’s Halloween celebration.”
Students are asking community businesses to help sponsor this popular event with donations of either cash, candy or other child friendly giveaways. Any money collected from local businesses and individuals will go into a Haunted Hallways specific account to be used by programs that do not typically raise money to purchase candy or other hand-outs for our Trick-or-Treaters. If enough is donated, some funds can be used for more elaborate decorating of the hallways. Last year almost every organization decorated the school either out of money they had earned with fundraisers or out of the teacher’s own pockets.
All sponsors will be recognized in the Sponsor’s Great Pumpkin Patch which will be located just outside the entrance to the Haunted Hallways. The greater the donation, the greater the pumpkin size. Any community members who would like to contribute can contact Milford High School at 302-422-1610 or can leave their donation of candy or money with the secretary in the main office at the high school.
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