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    University Hosts Safe Trick or Treat Event

    October 31, 2018

    Even rain couldn’t stop the army of dinosaurs, vampires, fairies and ghosts who came to celebrate the Halloween spirit at The University of Scranton’s annual Safe Trick or Treat in the Residence Halls hosted by Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice.

    More than 600 students volunteered for Saturday’s event which included leading more than 200 area children and their families through 22 residential hall floors where students opened their doors and treated the children to buckets of candy.

    Following the visit to the residence halls, volunteers representing 40 student clubs and organizations arranged for games and crafts for the participants in the Byron Recreation Complex. A free lunch was also provided.

    The University’s annual Safe Trick or Treat, gives children from local communities such as Friends of the Poor and United Neighborhood Center the chance to experience the traditions of Halloween in a safe and fun environment. It also gives University students the chance to interact with the Scranton community.

    Nyssa Thompson, from Waldorf Maryland, has volunteered at the event for three years.

    “I love seeing the children get so excited about the candy and crafts,” said Thompson, a junior neuroscience and philosophy double major. “Plus, they are so cute when they shyly say thank you when you compliment their costumes.”

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