HS students help make Safe Halloween a success

Members of the Penn Manor FCCLA brought some Halloween cheer to trick-or-treaters of all ages this week when they participated in Oak Leaf Manor’s “Safe Halloween” event.

Twelve Penn Manor High School students assisted with games, activities and refreshments for 150 neighborhood children attending the Oct. 27 event. They also assisted Oak Leaf Manor dementia patients, helping them hand out candy and bonding with the residents before taking them back to their rooms.

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) is a national career and technical student organization that provides personal growth, leadership development and career preparation opportunities for students in family and consumer sciences education. Penn Manor FCS teacher Elizabeth Sheerer is the chapter’s lead advisor.

The Penn Manor chapter has participated in Safe Halloween for the past three years.

“This is a wonderful community service project because the students are working with both young children and the elderly, which is part of the mission of family and consumer sciences — understanding the life cycle,” said Mindy Rottmund, FCS teacher and department coordinator.

“The students were well received and greatly enjoyed the opportunity.”

Thank you, club members, for spreading the Penn Manor Pride!

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