Each year South Salem High School opens their doors on Halloween night to thousands of children and their families. Since 1995, the school has been offering a free, safe, and fun place for children to celebrate Halloween with friends and family. Families have made this a tradition and some of the students that help with this night attended when they were kids.
Kellie McSween 18’ who volunteered at a door, “It was so fun to see the kids happy and safe. It was a really cool opportunity to give back to the kids of the community while having fun with them. The whole atmosphere throughout the school was exciting and fun”
About 30 classrooms around the school are decorated in fun themes and run by students, the candy is provided by a donation in the high school’s sixth period class. From 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. the kids are welcome to celebrate with our students.
Selbie Christensen 18’, “The whole event was super fun and didn’t have to worry about the weather. Every room was so decorated and as a kid it was super exciting to see older kids help and celebrate their night with us.”
This year there will be more security and heightened precautions due to recent activity. One of these precautions will be not allowing anyone dressed up as a clown in, these precautions are taken in order to keep everyone comfortable, safe and allow for a great time.