The 1936 Halloween Party

From the Supervising Principal's report to the Central High School District Number 3 Board of Education on November 6, 1936 (from the Alumni Association archives.)

HALLOWEEN PARTY:

The second annual Halloween Party was held in the beautiful auditorium of the Merrick Grammar School on Saturday Evening, October 31, 1936. Approximately three hundred persons, most of whom were our own students, enjoyed the evening's activities, Mr. George L. Pritchard was chairman of the Halloween Party Committee.

Mrs. Wellington C. Mepham, Mr. Clarence J. Walker, Mrs. E. Nock Smith, Mr. Clyde A. Trueblood, and Mr. Alfred J. Goldberg were on hand to select the prettiest, funniest, and most original costumes. The judges' problem was difficult as a large number of varied costumes were on display. Eventually prizes were distributed by our host, Mr. Alfred J. Goldberg, President of the Merrick Board of Education,

During the evening various games were played by those students who were not interested in dancing. These activities were conducted by Mr. Herman A. Tennant, Miss Agnes M. Berwind, Miss Felice M. Gunther, Miss Anne E. Williams and Miss Helena M. Ubelle.

At 11 P.M, refreshments (cider and jelly doughnuts) were served in the cafeteria.

A financial report of the Halloween Party follows:

HALLOWEEN PARTY RECEIPTS:
Section Sales43.40
Office Sales16.10
Door Sales52.70
TOTAL RECEIPTS112.20
HALLOWEEN PARTY EXPENDITURES:
Orchestra - J. Petrie36.00
Richter's Bakery - 800 Jelly Doughnuts13.60
M. Marzigliano 26 gallons of cider7.80
Thomas J. Nagle 500 paper cups2.55
Weinman Hardware - 4 boxes floor wax1.40
William E. Dellamore - Tickets and-Posters7.00
Jack Strauss - Janitor Service 5.00
Apples.90
Paper Plates 1.60
Balloons.50
Prizes7.50
TOTAL EXPENDITURES83.85
NET PROCEEDS28.35