For one Oakland Meadow School student who gets around in a wheelchair, this is shaping up to be the best-ever Halloween, thanks to the efforts of a group of Central Gwinnett HS students and staff and the Magic Wheelchair non-profit.
On Oct. 27, Anthony and his “Chef Anthony Kitchen” costume debuted at the school’s safe Trick-or-Treat community event for schoolchildren in the cluster. The event, held in the shadow of the "castle" in the Black Knights' stadium, is an opportunity for the whole community to be "uknighted" for a great cause.
“All of us at Central Gwinnett High School are so excited to be able to use our resources and the skills and knowledge of our students and teachers in order to give back to our community,” said the school’s Fine Arts and Communications Academy Coordinator Megan Rose-Houchins, who worked with the students to design and build the custom kitchen for Anthony. Students began working on the project in early September.
Magic Wheelchair is a non-profit organization started by Ryan and Lana Weimer to provide their children in wheelchairs with one-of-a-kind Halloween costumes incorporating their wheelchairs. Over time, the Stan Winston School of Character Arts joined in with the project to help make the costumes more realistic and creative.