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Photo Gallery: Star of the Sea Food Castle, Spooktacular Fest

Students filed into the Star of the Sea gymnasium for a Halloween festival Monday armed with boxed and canned foods, which they dropped off in the center of the room where a food castle was being built.

Halloween celebrations at School included costumes but also a food donation drive. The students were allowed to dress in their costume for class Monday and before going to the party in the gymnasium and a haunted laboratory they joined as a pair with their big-little brother/sister.

The students dropped off dry boxed and canned foods to the center of the gymnasium, where some students worked to build a castle with the goods. This is the second year the school has conducted a food drive during Halloween celebrations, said Kerry Vlahantones, one of the event organizers.

Each grade was given a specific type of food to gather. The castle is built and on display in the gymnasium while students mill around in their pairs participating in different games and challenges that have a Halloween theme. The younger students win prizes and the older students help the younger students complete the task.

After the castle is torn down, the food will be divided into boxes--each box recieving an equal amount of different kinds of food donated and then it's given to innercity parishes in need of the donation for their parishoners, Vlahantones said.

The school does events throughout the year with the Big-Little program and students are paired for the school year. They also attend Friday mass together.

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