Trunk or treat a scary fun time
Leave it to the kiddos to put the fun in fundraiser.
The third annual Halloween bash known as Trunk or Treat returned to Mountain View Elementary School on Oct. 26 to delight young and old in an evening of spooky, colorful family entertainment.
“It was a huge success this year,” MVES principal Tiffany Viall said. “We had hundreds of people come.”
Viall noted that the crowd included not just members of the MVES family but people from around the community.
“We saw kids from all over, all different ages,” she said.
The event was a fundraiser for the Parent Volunteer Committee at MVES, which helps pay for trips, assemblies and other fun stuff throughout the year.
The highlight of the night was a fundraiser within the fundraiser, where a handful of school and district staffers and leaders raised money individually, with the one raising the most money earning an unusual prize: a whipped-cream pie to the face.
The “winner” was none other than John Boyd, the superintendent of Quincy public schools.
“He was very gracious,” said Viall, who had the honor of pie-ing her own boss in the face. “We were very gentle.”
The weather looked scary, too, but the rain stayed away. Viall, in any case, was prepared, in her witch costume. And no, not because she had a broom to fly away on in case of rain.“I like to wear it because, in case it’s cold, I get to have a hat on,” she said.
By Sebastian Moraga, firstname.lastname@example.org