2015 Halloween Night in the Forest

18 October 2015 - 6:00pm Comments Off

The end of October marks the ghoulish season of Halloween, with spider webs hung from corner to corner and streets filled with the costumed horrors. Most importantly for the children, they are greeted with delicious candy and exciting games throughout the night. Halloween is celebrated no differently in Kechara. With intricate and spooky costumes, Kechara’s Sunday Dharma School (KSDS) brought the tiny dead to life this Halloween.

The set up of the event began as early as 5 a.m., as teachers drove to Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) with pre-prepared items loaded in the trunks of their vehicles. Groups were delegated in handling different tasks, some directed the food department while others handled decorations and games.

The whole process had been months in the planning. Our patient volunteers and teachers did their very best to make sure everything went smoothly. When the evening came around, guests were flowing in and the children were bursting with energy and excitement. The event started off with several games, including mini bowling, throwing tiny balls into goblins’ mouths and even texture-guessing challenges.

Late in the evening, children were accompanied through a haunted walk where they were visited by evil creatures of the night with many undead flying over their heads, hungry for some scares. The children were thoroughly entertained as they had the opportunity to stay up late and were laughing in between screams. As the day came to an end, these tired undead souls were picked up and sent back to where they resided – home, where makeup, masks and costumes were removed and the bright eyed and spirited were given back to us.

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