Boo(k) Bash


Rolling Meadows High School’s AVID program is putting on a Halloween indoor trick-or-treat event for kids in the community. The event takes place on Oct. 30 from 11am to 1pm in the field house. Kids will come dressed in their Halloween costumes, and the first 200 to attend will receive a free book along with candy. 

AVID wanted to create an event that could help them give back to the community, and this gives them the chance to do that. 

“By providing free books, we’re hoping to promote literacy and reading for fun,” AVID facilitator Sean Radcliff said.

This will be the second year AVID is hosting this event. Last year, they were unable to host it due to Covid-19 restrictions.

“We would love for this event to become an annual staple within our community,” Radcliff said. AVID students will be involved by decorating and setting up the event. They will also be distributing books and candy. They hope to add games and crafts back to the event as well. 

In years past, AVID had games and crafts for the kids, but this year, they are mainly focusing on the candy and books because of Covid-19 precautions. Regardless, it gives those attending the event a chance to see what AVID does and how it can work to inspire a community through dedication and hard work. 

“This would help children get excited to be a part of our AVID program when they get to high school,” Radcliff said. 

The Boo(k) Bash helps the students in AVID give back and get more involved in the community. They plan to continue this event as it is a great way for the community to learn more about the AVID program and give kids Halloween joy.