Youth host virtual Boo Bash with costumes, contests and games

Kyle Knox

Gila River Indian News

The Akimel O’odham/ Pee-Posh Youth Council hosted a virtual Halloween “Boo Bash” for youth Friday, Oct. 30, featuring interactive games, storytelling and a costume contest. The youth celebrated Halloween festivities from home to promote safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


AOPPYC President Susanna Osife dressed as “Grandma Builds-The-Fire” from the movie “Smoke Signals.” 

“My favorite part of the Boo Bash was seeing our youth having fun. It really meant a lot that we were able to host a Halloween event for families,” said Osife. 


Over 25 people participated in the Boo Bash with many dressed in costumes to promote Halloween spirit.  Of the 25, 12 participated in the costume contest and competed for prizes in four costume categories: cutest, scariest, DIY/most creative, and funniest.


Gila River Police Dept. Assistant Chief Deputy William Morago joined as a special guest to share the GRIC Halloween guidelines for everyone to follow during trick or treating.


AOPPYC President Osife said, “the families were all engaged in the activities and what I enjoyed most was knowing that we are doing this for our community and making sure everyone had a fun time with our community, safely.”