Spirit Squad leads kids in pre-Halloween activities

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

Members of Eastern’s cheerleading team and the Pink Panthers will be helping kids make crafts at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library in the Craft Room at 5 p.m., Friday.

This is the second annual Halloween Night put on by the Spirit Squads; the night was planned by Holly LeMier, the Pink Panthers’ coach.

“I planned this event on my own,” LeMier said. “I came up with the idea two summers ago and made it happen last year.”

LeMier said the teams were excited to participate after they were told about it.

Beth Lugar, the youth manager at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library, said the program is open to anyone in pre-school through fourth grade.

The children involved with be read Halloween stories, make crafts and participate in a Halloween dance, all with the Eastern spirit squads.

LeMier said children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes for the program.

LeMier said this program is a chance for the members of the spirit squad to gain leadership as well as better communication skills.

The event last year had a good turnout, LeMier said.

“Last year we did this event and there was a nice turnout, but this year we would love to have an even bigger turnout,” LeMier said.

LeMier said the library is a great place for the program because it is a public place where community members can come and be welcome.

“The children’s area has an activity room that we use and it is the perfect space to host the event,” LeMier said.

Lugar and LeMier said a library card is not needed to attend the event.

LeMier said that her and the spirit squad are excited to connect with the community members.

“We also look forward to having fun with the children and getting in the Halloween spirit,” LeMier said.


Mackenzie Freund can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]