For five years, Edison High School students have come together to provide a fun and free fall community day for Richmond residents.
Football players and members of student clubs organize the day, they collect the candy, they organize the games, prizes, and crafts, and they do it all with a smile.
“Well, we’re passing out candy to the little kids because it’s Halloween,” said Storm Vincenzo, Edison high school student.
“It’s heartfelt that I see so many of our high school kids handing out candy to the little ones and they manners they are using and the nice things they are saying,” said Fatima Smuck, administrative assistant for Edison local schools.
This year there was even a hayride conducted by the high school’s FFA advisor, and a literacy station where kids got free books along with their Halloween treats.
Storm said his friends have fun re-living their trick or treating days, and serving as mentors for students who will one day be in their shoes.
“Because it’s good for the community and like I said good to get the name for your sport out,” Vincenzo said.
“The best thing that I see is whole families coming in. Grandparents coming in, relatives coming in, and its our whole Edison Local family. And the big piece for me is the parent involvement and the closeness and the relationship that we can form with our families,” Smuck said.
Over 400 people came out to the event this year and Smuck said, next Halloween they expect even more.