BY DANIELLE BUSH
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The Best Buddies chapter at the Bay hosted its annual Halloween Dance. On Friday Nov. 7, over 150 members and their special needs buddies dressed out in costumes and participated in Halloween-themed activities.
“The dance is something we do every year to celebrate the holiday and for the members to be able to socialize with their buddies and have fun,” said president Erica Strum.
Some of the activities were a cookie decorating booth, a photo booth, bowling and mummy wrapping.
Freshman Alexa Zuckerman said she enjoyed hanging out with her buddy Gabe and decorating cookies with him.
“All of the activities were really fun, especially making Oreo spiders because we were able to get creative and enjoy the sweet treat after,” Zuckerman said.
Vice president Hannah Levinson said the buddies look forward to the dance because it’s a time to listen to music, have fun and dance with their best friends.
“The buddies have such a special friendship and events like these give them an opportunity to socialize outside a school environment,” said Levinson, a junior.
Junior Gaby Eseverri, who dressed up as a minion from the movie “Despicable Me,” said her favorite part of the dance was being able to connect with her buddy Grant and the other buddies there.
“Seeing all of the buddies smiling, laughing, dancing and having a good time was extremely rewarding,” said Eseverri, club treasurer.
For Levinson, knowing she is a part of an event that the buddies look forward to every year is truly something special.
“Seeing the buddies have an amazing time with a smile on their faces and showing their best dance moves is what it’s all about,” Levinson said. “The friendships that are created through this club are real and that’s the most important thing.”