by Sandra Laguerta
This year, Saint Louis residents got a kick out of celebrating Halloween at the Home, but not without the help of a number of groups. The generosity of our good friends at George A. Heimos Produce Company helped to make our event possible by donating more than 50 pumpkins for our residents. The next day, 10 to 15 professionals from RubinBrown LLP came to our Home as part of their firm’s annual Outreach Day. Each resident was able to receive one-on-one assistance in either carving or painting their pumpkins. As the photos below show, fast friends were made as volunteers and residents helped each other to make some of the scariest, funniest, or most creative pumpkins. The event received a lot of high praise from both volunteers and residents. Residents were excited to showcase their pumpkins in their rooms or for the Halloween Ball hosted at the Home the following week. At the end of the afternoon, one RubinBrown associate said, “Out of the five or six times I’ve participated in our firm’s annual Community Outreach Day, this had to be the best one.”
We also thank students from Saint Louis University who came to decorate our auditorium and build a Haunted House for the resident’s Halloween Ball later in the week. With carved pumpkins, spooky decorations, and chilling music alongside of games led by Sister Joseph, Halloween at the Little Sisters didn’t get a visit from the Great Pumpkin, but it did have a Great Pumpkin Party.