BOO! It’s Only Thursday!

Happy Thursday Everyone!

This week I thought I would share some Halloween fun facts you may or may not know about the holiday to get you in the spooky spirit for Friday night!

1. Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to
keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.

2. Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and
black is associated with darkness and death.

3. Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.

4. Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers
as #1.

5. The movie, “Halloween” was made in only 21 days in 1978 on a very limited budget, and was
shot in the spring using fake autumn leaves.

6. If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved one watching over you superstition
says.

7. The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record
in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin.

8. Boston, Massachusetts, holds the record for the most Jack O’Lanterns lit at once with 30,128.

9. The top five candies purchased on Halloween are Reese’s, M&M’s, Kit-Kats, Snickers, and Hershey’s.

10. If Brach’s laid out the candy corn kernels it sells each year end to end, they would wrap
around the Earth 4.25 times

Pretty neat, huh? Not only are there campus activities all weekend long for Halloween (costume parties, haunted houses etc.) there is also the Tackle Cancer home football game this Saturday. This is special to me because during half time a moment of silence will be held and survivors of breast cancer who had their names submitted will be read during this time. It will be an honor and a gift to be able to hear my grandma’s name be read on this list—the battle that all breast cancer patients and survivors go through day in and out is remarkable and what a better day to celebrate the gift of life than right here in the heart of New Concord, Ohio.

Enjoy Halloween and don’t eat too much candy 
Ashley 🙂

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