How sweet it is

Such sweetness with all this candy. Dylan Kennedy 7, with his mom Kerri Kennedy volunteer at the Halloween Fest Committee event to bag candy for students in SD 52 on Oct. 19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert Interact Club, the youth driven section of Rotary assisted the Prince Rupert Halloween Fest Committee on Oct. 19 with preparing more than 1400 bags of treats for elementary children in S.D. 52 to spread a little sweetness for Halloween. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
More than 1400 bags of candied goodness were put together  on Oct. 19 to distribute to school children in S.D. 52 in lieu of attending Halloween Fest which has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bob Killbery puts some muscle into volunteering with making back of Halloween treats for students in S.D. 52 after COVID-19 caused the cancellation of Halloween Fest in Prince Rupert. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Herman Seidemann and Sheila Seidemann follow COVID-19 protocols in stapling bags of goodies while wearing masks and gloves. The treats will be delivered to elementary students at S.D. 52 in lieu of Halloween Fest which was cancelled due to COVID-19 (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Dylan Kennedy 7, volunteers in bagging Halloween treats on Oct. 19, which will be distributed to more than 1400 S.D. 52 students as Halloween Fest has been cancelled due to COVID 19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Richard Wright and Marlene Wright give a hand in preparing more than 1400 goody bags of treats for elementary students in S.D. 52 as Halloween Fest has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

More than 1460 bags of candied goodies were organized by Halloween Fest Committee volunteers on Oct. 19 to distribute to elementary school students in School District 52 for Halloween treats.

Due to COVID-19 playing it’s tricks on the population this year, some treats were needed in lieu of the cancelled Halloween Fest event which attracts more than 1500 people annually at the Jim Ciccone Civc Centre. Goody bags were put together by more than 25 volunteers from Halloween Fest, Rotary and the Interact Club.

“We just want to make sure no one is left out and give them a little taste of Halloween,” Bev Killbery Halloween Fest Committee director said.

“This would have been our 33rd season for Halloween Fest,” Kilberry said.

However, this year to ensure that there was still some sweetness to go around, the committee arranged for the treat bags to be delivered through schools prior to Oct. 31, where teachers and staff will make plans for the disbursement, Killberry said.

All candy and bags have been put together using COVID-19 safety protocols.


 
K-J Millar | Journalist 
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