School Notes

Contributed Photo Batman (Jaymin Pendleton, a 4K student at Sacred Heart Catholic School) tries his luck in the Mystery Box at the 33rd annual Community Halloween Party held Oct. 26 at Sacred Heart in Shawano.

Sacred Heart Catholic School

SHCS welcomed over 900 guests to the 33rd annual Community Halloween Party on Oct. 26. This free and fun event was open to all children through eighth grade. Guests had a boooo-tiful time filled with games, prizes, candy and a haunted house prepared by eighth-grade students and staff.

This year’s event had a fresh new look thanks to the use of new decorations from Kelly Baumann, of The Gathering and Farm Inn on Main; Cathy Besaw, grandmother of four Sacred Heart Catholic School students and mother of Autumne Gee, director of admissions and development; Chad Kary, school parent; Scott Marohl, middle school teacher; and Sue Simeons, art teacher, who made giant patterned spiders with her classes.

The guests enjoyed the newly made games Hole in One, Large Dice Roll, Candy Prize Wheel and Ring a Pop that were made and donated to Sacred Heart by Kevin Gee. A main attraction this year was face painting graciously run by Chris Marcks, preschool mother, Erica Krueger, school alumni, and Maureen Mukka, school parent and volunteer.

Guests also had the enjoyment of taking amusing photos with Halloween props in the Photo-boooot’. This year’s event also had two special guests, McGruff the Crime Dog and Shawano Police Chief Mark Kohl. Both the Shawano Police Department and the Shawano County

Sheriff’s Department donated trick-or-treat goody bags, and many safety tip items to be placed in the bags for guests to receive. A heart felt thank you to both departments for their event contributions and for their great service to our community.

The popular preschool corner, Pumpkin Patch for Preschoolers, was back again this year, and welcomed well over 150 children to age-appropriate activities. Children also had the opportunity to enjoy Halloween themed books in the Halloween Library.

All guests had several chances to win fun prize baskets by entering our door prize drawings, as well as satisfying a monstrous appetite with the ghoulishly delightful Trick-or-Treat Tacos.

A huge thank you to the parents, guardians, students and staff volunteers from school, parish and Faith Formation who ran the games/activities, and those who graciously stayed afterward to help clean up. It was truly appreciated.

A very special thank you to Jessica Moesch, Melanie Miller, John Abendroth and Kelly Baumann for assisting our event organizer, Autumne Gee, with decorating and setting up the gym for this event. We are blessed to have such amazing volunteers.

Thank you to all who joined Sacred Heart this year, and please mark your calendar and join Sacred Heart for their 34th annual Community Halloween Party on Oct. 25, 2017.