MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Northern Michigan University students had fun with some of their “buddies” Sunday evening.
NMU's Best Buddies chapter held its annual Halloween party. Best Buddies is a national program where volunteers are paired up with someone with a developmental or intellectual disability to socialize and do activities.
This is the second year of NMU’s Best Buddies chapter and the second year for the event. Buddies get together once a month on their own and also participate in a social event. The Halloween party was October’s event. The buddies got to eat yummy sweets and pizza, carve pumpkins and hang out with their other buddies in a social environment.
"We decided to have a Halloween party because it's a good way to be social and help bridge the gap and it's another thing that everyone else does it, so it just bridges that gap even more," says NMU Best Buddies Chapter President, Seton Trost.
If you would like to get involved with NMU’s Best Buddies chapter, you can visit their Facebook page at NMU Best Buddies. You can also find a Best Buddies program in your area through the national website at www.bestbuddies.org.