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Frightening fun festivities

Main campus to host 22nd annual Halloween Carnival on Wednesday, Oct. 25
AJ Jackson
During last year’s Halloween Carnival, 2023 graduate Kaley Gomez paints senior Oreoluwa Olayinka’s face. Gomez worked a face painting stand and painted Spiderman on Olayinka.

A haunted house, bobbing for donuts and face painting will be some of the activities featured at the 22nd annual Halloween Carnival hosted by Student Council on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5:30-8 p.m.

Elementary and middle school students accompanied by a parent/guardian can attend the event after purchasing at least $10 worth of tickets at the main entrance by the flagpole. Cash or credit/debit cards will be accepted.

Additional tickets can be purchased at the main entrance or at another ticket booth near the games for 50 cents each. High school students may not enter unless working a booth and must present a volunteer wristband. The event will be held in the main campus cafeteria and the B and C gyms.

“The Halloween Carnival is a fun, safe family event,” family and consumer science teacher Blair Green said. “There’s a wide variety of booths that are friendly for little ones up to middle schoolers.”

Green said last year’s event was the first to only allow elementary and middle school students and to require parent/guardian supervision, noting it was “a lot calmer” than in previous years.

“It’s still hectic with a lot of kids, but it was more manageable as far as behaviors and everybody having a very enjoyable time,” Green said.

While the Halloween Carnival is for family fun, it is also utilized as an opportunity to fundraise by the organizations and teams who work the event. The total amount of tickets a booth collects will be converted into money for that particular group.

“StuCo gets to run and participate in a lot of big events but smaller clubs might not get as much of an opportunity,” StuCo Vice President Emmerson Webster said. “Getting to see [the smaller clubs] be involved and raise money for their organizations and seeing the community be involved is very rewarding.”

Due to the success of the carnival the last two years, StuCo expects a higher turnout this year. StuCo encourages all families to attend and dress up in appropriate costumes.

“The year following [the pandemic] was quite big, honestly,” StuCo LISD Liaison Ayrica Jones said. “We were eager to get back out and to engage with others in our community because they’ve been so separated from [each other] for such a long time.

StuCo’s goal for these events is to engage the community and provide kids a glimpse into high school life.

“I love the fact that it brings the community in to see all of the different clubs and organizations we have here at Lewisville High School,” Green said. “It provides exposure to young children and middle schoolers who are trying to figure out what they might want to do when they reach high school.”

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