MIDVALE, Utah — Jacobsen Construction Company joined with East Midvale Elementary School and United Way of Salt Lake to celebrate spooky season in style on Friday.
For its 2022 Day of Caring, Jacobsen supplied volunteers and costumes for East Midvale Elementary School’s Halloween party, ensuring every student could get into the Halloween spirit and be full participants in the parade that snaked around the school.
Parents, family members and loved ones gathered to cheer on the students as they walked through the school’s campus, making their grand entrance out of the community garden that Jacobsen had decorated with skeletons, cobwebs, gravestones and pumpkins earlier in the week. The decorated space, which was a student favorite, was also re-furbished during last year’s Jacobsen Day of Caring, when it was re-made as an impressive community garden that can hold small special events and be used as a space for connection and relaxation during break times amid the school day.
Jacobsen has a long tradition of partnering with United Way for an annual Day of Caring, using it as an opportunity to give back to the communities that the company has called home. This year, Jacobsen’s Day of Caring is just one element of a prolonged effort to make 2022 a season of service in celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary in business. Service opportunities have included efforts to feed destitute and homeless Salt Lake residents in partnership with the Fill the Pot Ministry, donation drives for Ukrainian refugees and supporting the Utah Food Bank. The company will launch other, similar service efforts before the end of 2022.
Here are photos from Friday’s event: