A Ghoulish Good Time

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Princess Ariel was always my favorite character because she just wanted to be able to walk and be a part of the world. I identified with her very strongly because of my disability.

We had so much fun this Halloween! During the month of October, the Arc Participants made lots of interesting Halloween arts and crafts, such as Halloween charm necklaces, spooky picture frames, trick-or-treat baskets, paper jack-o-lanterns, classic monster masks and Styrofoam spiders. My class made trick or treat boxes.

On Friday, October 26th, the Arc had a Classroom Pumpkin Carving Contest, judged by staff members, Jinx M., Carol M., and Melissa C. I made the certificates for the Halloween contests.

The goal was to come up with the most creative carving. Even Mr. Steve Enders, the Arc’s C.E.O. / President got into the spirit and carved his own pumpkin for the contest. The first place winning classroom received a special treat on Halloween Day.

The classroom that won the first place certificate was classroom # 1, led by Arc staff members, Shawntaye P. and Donald T.

The second place certificate winners were classroom # 5, led by Arc staff members, Cruz V. and Kayla M.

The third place certificate winners were classroom # 4, led by Arc staff members, Rhonda L. and Mario W. My class chose to make a pumpkin carving of the Marvel Comics’ superhero, Iron Man. We named our pumpkin “The Invincible Iron Man”

All of the Arc Participants, staff members, and Mr. Steve worked really hard and were very proud of their creations.

We had a ghoulish, good time at their annual Halloween Dance and Costume Contest on Wednesday, October 31st. Three Participants and staff members were awarded with first, second, and third place certificates for their costumes. There were witches, vampires, princesses, monsters, and even a few fairies. My mom helped me dressed up as Princess Ariel from the 1989 Walt Disney film, “The Little Mermaid.”

Also, we danced to Halloween—themed music that I burned on a CD, like Michael Jackson’s song, “Thriller”, ate popcorn and drank lemonade. Everyone truly enjoyed the Halloween Dance. The case workers and administrative staff members that work in the upstairs offices at The Arc had a Halloween decoration contest organized by Ms. Beth Green, The Arc of San Antonio’s Director of Development. Some of my classmates and I were the Halloween decoration judges. We are very happy to say that the first place certificate was awarded to Jolynn B. and Nur K. for “the Most Haunting Halloween Decorations. ” The second place certificate was awarded Pam S. and Heather L. for “the work area with the Most Crazy or Creepy Halloween Decorations.” The third place certificate was awarded Steven G. and Sheila H. for “the Most Spirited and Spooky Halloween Decorations.” The staff members that were awarded with the first place certificate also received a special prize from Ms. Beth. All of the case workers and administrative staff members had a great time celebrating Halloween and decorating their work areas.

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween.

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