The Halloween celebrations kicked off with pumpkin carving on Thursday. Small groups transformed simple pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, haunted castles, wicked witches, ghosts, black cats, and bats.
There were no ELC students, staff or teachers to be found on Halloween. Dalmatians, zombies, witches, cowgirls, hippies, cheerleaders, cartoon characters, and memorable figures including Austin Powers, Darth Vader and Cleopatra overtook ELC! Cruella de Vil attempted to tame the rowdy crowd with pizza, soda, and candy. Ghoulish games included the dangling donuts of doom relay race, the candy corn crypt walk relay, monster mash musical chairs, the human organ identification challenge, the cubby mummy marshmallow contest, the mummy wrap, and the once bitten apple bobbing competition. There was also cookie decorating and face-painting in another classroom.
Students voted for Jake as the best costume winner in his bunny outfit. The staff choose the zombie and Austin Powers are their favorite student costumes. The students picked Shira as Nicki Minaj for the best staff costume.
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