#CarmelIN – If you’re looking for an active way to celebrate Halloween with your family, look no further than the 6th Annual Ghosts and Goblins 5k/2k & Wellness Fair. Families are encouraged to dress in costume and enjoy the event together. There will be awards to the top finishers, as well as for the best costumes, so it’s not all about athletic ability. After the fun run, stay for the Wellness Fair on the grounds of Carmel High School. The fair will run from 7am-10am, and it is open to the public. Use Door 17 to enter the Fieldhouse, where activities will take place.
This annual event benefits the Carmel Education Foundation. As you may have guessed, this organization supports the Carmel Clay Public Schools and their mission to provide a quality education to all students. The 16,000 students served by Carmel Clay Schools all benefit from the efforts of this foundation. The Carmel Education Foundation provides grants to individual classroom teachers, as well as larger groups (department, grade level or building) to be able to provide experiences and materials beyond what’s typically budgeted. For the 2014-15 school year, the foundation intends to award district teachers $30,000 in grant money.
The Carmel Education Foundation also provides an extensive array of scholarships for Carmel High School students. In May of 2014, 64 scholarships were awarded to local students, with amounts ranging from $500 to $6000. Since it’s inception in 1966, the foundation has awarded nearly $2 million dollars in scholarship money.
In addition to this weekend’s fundraiser, the Carmel Education Foundation hosts events throughout the year to raise funds. In February, music departments across the district perform in a musical showcase. Proceeds benefit the participating schools. The telethon is held each year in March. Carmel High School seniors call local residents for pledges during this annual event.
Online registration, as well as day-of event registration information for the 2014 Ghosts and Goblins event can be found on the event page. To learn more about the organization, or to make an online donation, visit the Carmel Education Foundation’s website.