Youth Services Program Celebrates ‘Ohana Fright Night with Movie, Activities

About 10 families and 50 children joined MEO’s ‘Ohana Fright Night. In keeping with county pandemic rules, the families clustered in the backs of their trucks while watching the movie “Hocus Pocus.” PC: MEO.

Maui Economic Opportunity Youth Services screened the movie “Hocus Pocus” and offered other Halloween activities at its ‘Ohana Fright Night, held last Friday, Oct. 22.

The event drew about 10 families and 50 children to the parking lot of MEO in Wailuku in an event adhering to pandemic mandates. The movie was played on a large screen fronting the offices with families sitting on trucks in the parking lot.

The event was part of the ‘Ohana Night series, which includes staging events designed to improve and strengthen the family unit by engaging in positive activities. Past activities have included virtual game nights, including Bingo and Scattergories; jig-saw and gingerbread-house making; and a family cooking night.

MEO Youth Services, one of five divisions at the Community Action Network nonprofit, offers an evidence-based educational curriculum and programs that deal with substance abuse and teen suicide prevention, cyberbullying and life- and career-skills training.  After-school and school-break programs, leadership activities and community service projects also are offered to kids and families.

Kahlen Boteilho Dougherty of Emmanuel Lutheran School gets wrapped up as a mummy during one of the activities of Maui Economic Opportunity’s ‘Ohana Fright Night. (left); Jacob Hara of MEO Youth Services works the crowd. (right). PC: MEO

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