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LWC to hold 23rd Annual Safe Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 25

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 [1:51 PM]

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Area children and their family members are invited to the 23rd-annual Lindsey Wilson College "Safe Halloween" on Oct. 25.

The annual trick-or-treat event for area children will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Oct. 25. It will begin in the Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center, 299 Williams St. The event, which is sponsored by the LWC Office of Residence Life, is free and open to the public.

LWC students will escort children and their family members from the Holloway Health & Wellness Center through four residence halls. Tours will begin around every five minutes. Children will receive store-bought, packaged candy from student residents, many of whom will be dressed in costumes. The tour will take less than an hour.

The four residence halls to be featured in this year's "Safe Halloween" are: Jerry and Kendrick McCandless Hall, which will be decorated in themes inspired by various fairytales, but will also include a "Grim Fairytale" option, which will be mildly scary; Phillips Hall, which will be decorated in themes inspired by the children's stories of Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland and the films Frozen and Inside Out ; Keefe Hall, which will be decorated based on the film Harry Potter; and Horton Complex, which will include a haunted section.

The tour will end at the campus quadrangle where, weather-permitting, a children's carnival will be held. The carnival will include games, activities and pictures with LWC mascot Blue Raider Bob.

"Lindsey Wilson's 'Safe Halloween' is a way for the college to engage the community and invite community members to campus," said LWC Director of Residence Life Jenny Overstreet. "After all the hard work and dedication we put into this event, the best part is seeing the faces of the children of the community light up when they see their favorite cartoon or movie come to life."

Last year's "Safe Halloween" drew more than 800 area children despite the rainy weather. The children collected candy from LWC students and toured the residence halls. Overstreet said she hopes the 23rd edition of the event will be even better.

"We always try and raise the bar each year to try and make it better for our community members," Overstreet said,  "It definitely fills you with pride knowing that you're giving back and making a difference to a community that gives so much to LWC."

Lindsey Wilson College's 23rd-annual "Safe Halloween" will be from 6-8:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The tour begins in the Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center, 299 Williams St. For more information, contact  LWC Director of Residence Life Jenny Overstreet at parriginj@lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8521.

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