Residence Life plans Halloween Extravaganza

Story by Jenna Blakely

Contributing writer

Preparations are underway for this year’s Safe Trick or Treat Halloween Extravaganza, an annual event sponsored by SE Residence Life and the Residence Hall Association for local children.

This year’s Safe Trick or Treat event will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 at Shearer Hall and Suites.

“This event is always a huge success,” said RA Kristal Wharry. “It targets the children in our community and our SE faculty and staff kids to provide them an opportunity to be able to go out and trick or treat safely.”

Last year Safe Trick or Treat was a big success, and the Residence Life Department is hoping to make this year’s event just as successful. The children, escorted by their parents, will get the opportunity to walk throughout Shearer Hall to get candy and treats from the college students.

Many of the participating students will be setting outside of their dorm rooms, waiting for the little ghosts, goblins and princesses to walk by and say the famous words, “trick or treat,” before dropping a piece of candy in their bags.

This year activities include three floors of trick or treating for children 12 and under, a spooktacular haunted house suitable for younger children in North Hall and a carnival and Halloween crafts.

SE faculty and staff are invited to donate candy and prizes, and any resident students interested in participating should see their RAs for details. For more information on the event or to make a donation, contact John Swoboda at 745-2757.

The event is open to the public, so if you want a safe, fun and enjoyable place to bring your children this year to trick or treat, then check out the annual SE Residence Hall Safe Trick or Treat Halloween Extravaganza.