Students and staff all took part in the seventh annual Safe Halloween Trick or Treat Night at Gilbert on Thursday, Oct. 31. Members of the Gilbert community all dressed up parts of the school into a haunted house for children to enjoy, with spooky decorations including lights, cobwebs and ghosts. At the haunted house locations, students gave out candy to happy children and their parents who were all dressed up for Halloween.
According to co-organizer Samantha Seiler, the idea behind the event was to create a "neighborhood" within the school where local children can do safe trick or treating. Ms. Seiler said that members of Gilbert's boys soccer, girls soccer, cheer-leading, cross country and volleyball teams volunteered for the event, along with student ambassadors and members of the National Honor Society. "This is an annual community service event and it has always been such a big hit for the town," Ms. Seiler said. "We have continued on with this tradition and have always made it bigger and better with every year. It's all for the children, especially on a rainy and windy night like tonight. Kids and parents love it where there is a great place to trick or treat all in one area."