Ghouls and goblins “haunt” WEL-Life in Alta

Friday, November 8, 2019

Smiles abounded from residents at WEL-Life Residential Home in Alta October 31 by the tenants there, in anticipation of the ghosts, ghouls and goblins who were scheduled to show up there around 5:30 p.m. Chairs were lined up in a row directly inside the front entrance of the facility where residents can sit and greet the children and hand out candy.

According to WEL-Life Activities Director, Elaine Ehlers, this event has been going on for as long as she has been employed at the center. In fact, the Halloween trick-or-treat event at the facility has become such a tradition there, employees are not really sure whose idea it originally was.

“I have been here about three years and it was going on when I got here,” said Ehlers. “Whoever the administrator was 10 years ago is who started it but I don’t know who that was.”

The children went down the line speaking to the candy-givers and telling jokes to them. The entire thing was a tradition that, it seemed, all the participants looked forward to all year. One thing is for sure, the residents and employees alike show no desire for the event to go out of fashion there.