Halloween week proved to be an eventful time for Mundell and Associates. It began at the Irvington Halloween Festival Saturday morning and carried through to the office trick-or-treat for employees’ kids. You could say the Halloween spirit was far from dead!
“It is important for Mundell to be a part of our local community activities and the Irvington Halloween Festival is certainly no exception,” says John Mundell, President and Senior Environmental Consultant, “We decided this year to combine our passion for the environment with a children’s education booth. We taught kids about the environment through recycling games and where they learned what scientists and engineers do to clean up the earth.”
At the event, Planet Protectors were sworn in by John Mundell. The pledge was first taken by Mundell employees Sudershan Gangrade, Julie Mundell, Rondel Lattea and Krissy Vargo. The promise was to “protect the earth and everything on it for future generations.”
Activities of the Mundell Halloween booth consisted of a Pumpkin Patch filled with “hazardous” waste drums and sand. The sworn in planet protectors had the duty to use shovels and remove all the drums they could find. Planet Protectors also had opportunity to play a toss game which encouraged them to sort the recyclables into the correct hole.
And the participants didn’t leave empty handed, “As part of their successful completion of our games, the kids won either some candy, a Superhero Planet Protector cape or t-shirt,” says John, “to emphasize that everyone who has a concern for the environment can be a superhero.”
With as much fun as the kids had in partaking in the Irvington festival it would be remiss not to say the employees enjoy it just as much. “For us,” says John, “it was a fun way to be part of the Halloween atmosphere and still make our point.”
The Office Neighborhood
The day before Halloween Mundell invited all employees who have kids for a trick-or-treat event in the office. Kids knocked on all the offices that were decorated for the event.
Once the kids had made their rounds around the office, all met in the kitchen for cider, fruit and games.
With all the events, candy, and costumes these festive activities were well enjoyed by all.
“We enjoy having a trick-or-treat event for our employee’s kid because it’s a great way to get to know the families and enjoy each other in a relaxed kind of atmosphere,” says John.