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The evening was appropriately spooky last week as Tribal and Browning School personnel worked together to present a Halloween experience for area youngsters. Equipped with PPE, scary personages appeared from out of nowhere to visit folks driving through the haunted house and other activities at Lights on After School. This is just a portion of the enormous amount of goodies kids got as treats from the Blackfeet Tribe and Browning Public Schools this Halloween season.

Vehicles began lining up at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, for a Lights on After School event at Browning High School celebrating Halloween. The line stretched back into Browning nearly to Faught’s Blackfeet Trading Post, leading to a haunted  house, pumpkin patch and Halloween goodies for the kids.

“Tonight we gave out costumes, glow sticks, masks, pumpkins and candy bags with tons of goodies,” said Browning School Board Member Rae Armstrong. “We also solicited and asked for donations to make 2,000 bags, cupcakes, caramel apples, cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, hot chocolate, and pumpkins. We had staff making these items all week for your enjoyment. I’m proud of everyone - BPS Staff and School Board, Blackfeet Tribe, Incident Command, Hot Shots, JOM and all our vendors who help at the drop of a dime like Glacier Family Foods, Town Pump, Pepsi Tabatha Gross Burris and Food Service of America.”

“I’m very happy with what we accomplished, and I personally want to thank all those that came together and planned it and all those that helped set it up,” agreed Activities Director Everett Armstrong. “Thank you Browning Public Schools, School Board members Rae Armstrong and Donna Yellow Owl for the labor and planning, and all other school board members, Superintendent Corrina Guardipee-Hall, all the principals, Transportation, Teri DeRoche, Ella Wall, and the bus drivers, JOM (Harold Dustybull and Mona F. Rutherford), Blackfeet Tribe, Incident Command, Blackfeet Fire and Hot Shots, Carter Gallineaux, Josh Bird Rattler, Maurice St. Goddard and the rest of you guys, James McNeely, Ram Wells, David Paul, Earl Tail Jr., Cinn Crawford and girls, Louise Gebel, Damita Begay, Tommy Heavyrunner, Penny Marceau, Jo Wagner, Robert Bremner and Melody Small. And I couldn’t have done it without the help of Karleen White Grass, Caroline McEvers, Anna McEvers, Jaysen TW Armstrong and Shalbilyn Ross.”

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