NAHS Celebrates Halloween with Pumpkin Palooza Once Again

By Prisca To

Halloween is a holiday celebrated by people all over the world, regardless of age. There are halloween parties, events, and trick or treating. On Wednesday, October 29 NAHS hosted the Pumpkin Palooza for the fourth year in a row.

“Pumpkin Palooza is a free community/family event that provides a venue for families to carve and paint pumpkins together in a Halloween themed environment,” NAHS sponsor Modesitt said. “There are games, food, prizes, face painting,  a “pumpkin patch”, and stations to carve and paint pumpkins.”

Students within NAHS all have a specific role. Senior Haley Kinslow was in charge of face-painting the children.

“We had a really good turn out, Kinslow said. “Lots of kids came and it was really fun.”

NAHS President Madi Hansen was the event coordinator for the palooza. She joined NAHS as a sophomore for community service opportunities and a way to express her artistic ability.

“The event allows students in NAHS to get creative, work with kids, and use their artistic abilities to uplift other people,” Hansen said.

Kinslow’s favorite part of the event was seeing the kids in costumes and having a good time.

“The Pumpkin Palooza is one my favorite events. I always have a good time with the little kids,” Kinslow said.

The Pumpkin Palooza grows in popularity every year, with returning and new kids. NAHS plans on doing the event for many more years.

“It is so much fun to watch families interact in a safe and positive environment. We usually have a couple hundred people through the doors and ages range from baby to grandma,” said Modesitt. “Students create and run all the games and make themed treats…usually enough to induce sugar comas.”

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