After a month of decorative designs and planning, ProAct in Hudson held a private Halloween party. Staff and participants gathered recyclable materials and went to work with glue, markers and construction paper to cover the place with orange and black themes, explains Case Manager LeeAnn Mergens.

After the holiday, the group bypassed Thanksgiving planning and went straight ahead to Christmas prep. “We all wanted something to look forward to because families can’t get together on Thanksgiving (due to Covid),” she said.