FBLA Halloween Festival

October Recap for Central Hardin’s Future Business Leaders of America
Sophomores Mya Reddick and Coco Murga.
Sophomores Mya Reddick and Coco Murga.
Emily Tester

During the month of October, the Central Hardin FBLA club helped set up a Halloween event for the students attending Cecilia Valley Elementary.

Being a member of Future Business Leaders of America means taking on the responsibility of both initiating and volunteering at different events in the community. Members fulfilled this duty by creating and setting up interactive stations for the elementary students. 

“I think it was a lot of fun and rewarding to see the kids and how happy they were when they got a prize or got a football in the target,” sophomore Mya Reddick said. 

This opportunity ultimately benefited the youth who attended, in a multitude of ways. 

The trick-or-treaters were prompted to interact with our members to receive candy and play the games. Organized events like this help individuals learn proper communication and social skills. The children attending also had the chance to practice their manners when interacting with the members of FBLA and the teachers helping. Having this effective communication now will benefit our workforces and social forums in the future. 

“Effective communication is important because the way someone acts can affect the mood of others around you,” sophomore Coco Murga said. “It’s important to display communication/manner practices with younger students so they can treat people properly.” 

Some of the games that Central Hardin’s FBLA club set up consisted of ring a scarecrow, face painting, pumpkin painting, football throw, monster bean bag toss, eyeball dig, fall photo booth, CVES jail, 2-liter ring toss, duck pond, and the Jack-O-Lantern toss. 

These activities are all examples of constructive and collaborative learning, teaching our youth skills like coordination and intellectual thinking. 

“The games, I think, were fun for the kids too,” Reddick explained. “I would say they were probably pretty good at teaching the students coordination in the way they had to find out where they wanted to throw the ball or how they wanted to.” 

For the students to win these games and get the prize they have to focus on coordination. For example, one of the games was a ring toss. The children have to use their coordination skills along with intellectual skills to get a ring on the target. So, not only are these students benefiting from human interaction but also using their minds to do something fun while winning prizes.

Future Business Leaders of America strives to apply the organization’s motto “service, education, and progress” to all respective communities. Central Hardin’s chapter had the same intentions when planning this event for the children of Hardin County.

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