Largest ‘Safe Halloween’ to be Held on Oct. 28
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 [8:50 AM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The largest residential
student population in Lindsey Wilson College history is sure to be
a boon for area children when it comes to collecting Halloween
This year's LWC "Safe Halloween" will be held from 6-8 p.m. CT
on Wednesday, Oct. 28, an annual event that gives the region's
trick-or-treaters an opportunity to collect candy in the college's
Parents and guardians can bring children to the LWC Cralle
Student Union Building lobby from 6-8 p.m. CT on Thursday, Oct. 28.
There is no cost to attend the event.
This is the 17th consecutive year LWC has held "Safe Halloween"
for the region's children. The annual event usually attracts about
1,000 area children and their family members.
And this year, they will have more ground to cover -- as well as
more sweets to collect.
With the opening of 186-bed Harold J. Smith Hall, children and
their family members will have another four-story residence hall to
canvas for candy. More than 1,100 students are living in LWC
housing this school year, the most in the college's 107-year
"This should be the biggest 'Safe Halloween' in LWC history if
for no other reason that we now have five residence halls that will
participate in the event," said LWC Director of Residence Life Heather Davis, who is working on her seventh
LWC students will lead children and their parents or guardians
through residence halls, where residents will hand out candy. Past
tours of the residence halls have taken about 40 minutes, but this
year's could take up to an hour because of the addition of Smith
Hall, David said.
All items distributed at "Safe Halloween" are individually
wrapped, pre-packaged store-bought candy.
"The children and family members who are our guests for the
evening always enjoy the event, but so do our students," Davis
said. "Our students will have their floors decorated, and many of
them will be in costume. It's become almost as popular with our
students as it is for the children. It's just a very fun evening
for the college and the community."
Lindsey Wilson College's 17th-annual "Safe Halloween" will
be from 6-8 p.m. CT Thursday, Oct. 28. For more information about
"Safe Halloween," contact Heather Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Click here to see scenes from "Safe Halloween"