Halloween Brings Back Beloved Traditions and Seasonal Celebrations 

Halloween Brings Back Beloved Traditions and Seasonal Celebrations 

“Haunted Hallways” Makes a Hair-Raising Return 

For the first time since 2019, the bravest of our young people once again ventured into the coworker spaces in our advancement and admissions departments for the return of Haunted Hallways! Once a year during Halloween, coworkers in these areas invite our kids into the ghostly-adorned non-residential working areas of our Home. Oozing with tricks, treats, and eye-popping décor, Haunted Hallways reminds our kids that they are welcome and celebrated by everyone at Mercy Home!

Some of Mercy Home's boys are decked out in their best Halloween costumes.
Chucky and Tiffany made an appearance.

Ghosts, ghouls, and skeletons haunted our coworking spaces as our kids made their way through the hallways, collecting treats, smiles and scares. Reminiscent of Netflix’s Stranger Things, our advancement offices transported people to the fictional Hawkins, Indiana in the year 1984. Thankfully, no demogorgons were spotted for the duration of this event.

While our young people might not be out in their own communities’ trick or treating, we strive to provide the opportunity for them to enjoy this festive and memorable time like any young person. Within our doors, they can enjoy the mystery of this holiday, just like other kids their age, by letting their creativity and imagination run wild in many mystical ways. While they did, our coworkers reveled in Halloween magic, decorating their offices and handing out treats.   

We want to offer a big THANK YOU to our donors and coworkers who gave our young people the opportunity to have fun, relax, and enjoy every ounce of this eerie-sistible holiday celebration!

Howling Fun at Lockport’s Haunted House 

A few of our kids embraced the Halloween spirit with a trip to the Lockport Haunted House in Chicago’s southwest suburbs, bravely encountering all kinds of scary creatures! Ghosts and ghouls produced shouts and hugs as our group carefully navigated this three-story mansion. Fitted with secret passages and forbidden secrets, we sure are proud of our kids who survived to tell the tale.

A Spooktacular Halloween Party!

DYING to have a good time, our kids were the guests of honor at Mercy Home’s annual Halloween party. Activities included a scream-worthy scavenger hunt in the courtyard and a bone-chilling costume contest. While playing spirited games of bingo, our young people enjoyed pizza and ice cream amongst heaps of tasty candy and treats in the decked-out auditorium.   

Pick of the Patch Crowned in Halloween Contest

Congratulations to Alexa who won Best Overall costume in this year’s costume contest!   

Alexa won best-costume as Maleficent! In addition to her large black horns and cape, she bears an orange ribbon for her stellar creativity.
Alexa won best-costume as Maleficent!

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