(And… what a good time was had by all!)
By Francine Britton
Take one tiny lady bug, an even smaller zebra, a princess, a troll, a witch, a hippie, and many others (all under the age of 10) and mix with Count Dracula, a tartan kilted Braveheart, another witch or two, a devil, a queen, and Darth Vader (all aged 18 and up), and you get one terrific Halloween party!
A variety of local elementary and middle school students entered a maze of lights and decorations as CIP Berkshire students and staff turned the Spectrum Playhouse into a vision of Halloween delight.
Our students were terrific hosts for the event, as well as judges for the costume contest. They awarded two $15 prizes. This event was co-sponsored by the Lee Youth Association who provided two volunteers, snacks, ribbons, Frisbees, a lot of good will, and much laughter for all attendees.
CIP’s Wednesday afternoon art class made some of the decorations and as you can see below, displayed great teamwork in creating a paper chain that draped nearly everything in site, including me! That’s Ryan Davis in the back of the gallery – from the Green Grocer down the street – drawing pumpkins on the floor with daughter Clare, age 3. The Berkshires Green Grocer provided all the “healthy” snacks for the event.
Enjoy these great photos and this fine example of community inclusion across the ages and the joy it brings everyone… so timely and especially apropos at Halloween!