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Students key in on Halloween fun

Key Club's annual 'Boo Bash' at Sandy High School set for Oct. 29

This time of year, most children can agree on one thing: it's never too early to start celebrating Halloween.

So young Sandians should cheer up when they discover that the Sandy Key Club - an extension of the Kiwanis Club - will host its annual Boo Bash on Sunday, Oct. 29, this year. That's two full days before Halloween and two days before the date the club traditionally held the event.

The bash, which will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in 'Gym A' at Sandy High School, 17100 S.E. Bluff Road, is free and features a wide variety of Halloween-theme activities.

Everyone is encouraged to show up in a costume before they enjoy the face painting and haunted house. The Boo Bash also offers numerous games, including a 'sucker' pull (lollipops in a hay bale), pumpkin bowling, wagon rides for kids, fishing for candy, a beanbag toss and a raffle. Organizers assure that the event is a safe place for families to go and celebrate Halloween.

Sandy Key Club President Tiffany Fegel, 17, is the coordinator for the event and sees it as a great example of the hard work that high school students contribute to the community.

'We all have a blast,' Fegel said. 'It's cool because there's not a ton of people who think that high school students care. We really do like to make a difference.'

For Fegel the earlier date also means that she will get to enjoy Boo Bash for the first time, even though she's been a club member for three years. Previously, she stayed home to spend Halloween with her family.

'My family has a tradition, and we get together,' Fegel said. 'One of the reasons we planned it like this is so families can get together.'

The Sandy Key Club meets every Wednesday before school starts. For more information on Boo Bash or the Key Club, please call 971-409-4030.