Halloween hauntings at Miracle League field
Sell Road in Heidelberg Township was one way for traffic Oct. 23 to make room for the extra vehicles while the Miracle League had its annual Halloween extravaganza.
During sports season, 240 people with disabilities come to the League field, said Kristy McKeever, executive director, organizer and friend, participating in baseball, cheerleading and activities.
Year round there is bowling, board game nights, movie nights, arts and crafts and more. The first event of the night was picking up bags for collecting candy from McKeever and a friend.
For this night there were 225 people registered.
There were 64 organizations from churches, a fire company and ambulance, schools and health networks, attending the event which began in 2013.
“We can’t do without volunteers,” said McKeever “It take 25 people for a baseball game. Spending time with our players is such a rewarding experience you will want to come again and again.”
The baseball field was filled with witches, television personalities, book characters, skeleton and teams from the schools, all offering dishes and boxes of candy. There were special treats for those who could not have candy.
A gigantic cat, with eyes that followed people as they passed by, was chained to an Upper Macungie fire truck.
McKeever said there will be a huge holiday party Dec. 14 at DeSales University for Miracle League members, only.
There will be gifts for every child bought with the help of community partners.