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Halloween Clean-Up 2020

DCHS Journalism

Students continue the tradition

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Snow may have postponed Halloween Clean-Up, but it couldn’t cancel it. Instead, it was rescheduled from October 27 to Friday, November 6.


From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., students in grades 5 through 12 raked a total of 22 yards.

The teachers chose five seniors to lead the clean-up: Sarah Abernathy, Emma Anderson, Lily Hendrickson, Gracie Vontz and Taite Woolsey.  From that list, the student body then chose Taite as the general, who organized the event.


The captains were responsible for finding a sponsor. This year’s sponsors were Mark Bricker, Libby Fort, Brandon Hardwick, Jason Ketterl, and Jenny Tally. Providing trucks were Kurt Anderson, Jay Ketterl, Monte Moore and Gene Morford.



After the clean-up, the Lions Club served the students and sponsors hotdogs and apples. This included Jack Benton, Frank Black, Gaylen Huntley, Brad Marcuson, and Sarah Orr.


The freshmen had the best participation with 89 percent of the class participating.  The 8th graders were second with 69 percent, and the sophomores- third with 67 percent.


 “Halloween Clean-Up is one of my favorite school traditions,” said Principal Brenda Breth.  “It was a great evening with nice weather, and I am so proud of our students for working hard Friday night. Thank you to the students, the sponsors, those who provided and drove the trucks, and the Lions Club for continuing this awesome tradition.”