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Typically Halloween is a time to dress up, eat candy until your stomach hurts and watch pee-your-pants scary movies. Of course this years Halloween has all of that, but a couple of nights ago, on the Saturday before Halloween, the Community Outreach interns combined forces with a popular backpackers’ hostel in Panama City, Luna’s Castle, and its associated bar, Relic, to raise money for the elementary school in San Miguel. Relic hosted an extravagant Halloween party complete with spider webs, black lights and hula hooping champions and we were right at the door collecting donations and spreading our word to party-goers as they arrived. All in all we raised $243.92 in just under two hours!
Putting this show together was a combined effort amongst the interns and directors. Sarah Tyler not only handled the logistics on Relic’s end, but also made an awesome video for us to show people what San Miguel and the kids were like. Blair, Myra and Alida all helped shout our word out and get people to stop and realize they can make a difference on the spot (even as a zombie, Cleopatra, witch, or smurf). Bradley helped us move the necessary equipment to set up our station outside the door of Relic and Anne Walker helped make the signs and some donation baskets made of organic materials from San Miguel. With everyone working together, working for the kids of San Miguel, the night was a great success! Can’t wait to do it again next year!