Walker Hall is getting ready to put on a trick or treat night for parents and children in the surrounding community.
The event was started to give back to the community and set Walker apart from other residence halls on campus. It’s also a safe place for parents to bring their children if they’re worried about walking around in dark neighborhoods.
Mary Brewer, head resident for Walker Hall, is in charge of the event each year.
“This is a community service project we do every year for the community, students who want to participate can also get community service hours for participating.” she said. “Students who live in Walker Hall just leave their door open so kids know that they are part of the event and students who, for whatever reason, are busy that day just leave their doors closed.”
The event will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Walker Hall.
Students are encouraged to wear a costume, decorate their rooms and hand out candy to local children. The event is open to all students, faculty, staff, families, and surrounding schools and neighborhoods. It is free to attend.
Lucas Harrington, finance sophomore, said he participated last year and really enjoyed the event.
“I did it last year with my roommate,” he said. “We handed out candy to little kids, I just wish more kids had made it up to the sixth floor.”
Any student can volunteer to help decorate or participate in the event. Residents of Walker who want to hand out candy should let their RA know. For more information, call 405-208-5102.