article by Brianna Stephenson
What makes RSU 57 unique is its sense of community. As people stock up on candy and decorate their houses and yards for Halloween, children pick out silly and scary costumes to wear trick-or-treating. On October 31st, the community of RSU 57 came together to make the best experience possible for young kids.
While many can argue that getting candy is the highlight of Halloween, others can say that they love being around friends and their community in the spirit of the holiday. Chris, a resident of Lake Arrowhead, said he looks forward to Halloween more than any other day of the year. He spends hundreds of hours building and designing a haunted house in his front yard for the neighborhood kids to walk through.
There are also many great places to go trick or treating in our district. “My friends and family go trick or treating near Friendship Park in Waterboro. We have been going there ever since I was a little kid, and I still enjoy going. It is a very popular place and the streets are always filled up with trick or treaters… my bucket is always full with candy by the time I get home,” said Paige, a fifth-grader at Waterboro Elementary.
Kids, teenagers, and even adults relish the spirit of Halloween in the RSU 57 district. This, however, is not possible without the wonderful volunteers of the people in the community that make it enjoyable.