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Safe Trick-or-Treating in WIU Residence Halls

October 23, 2008

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MACOMB, IL -- Skeletons, vampires, witches and an assortment of ghosts, ghouls and goblins will take over Western Illinois University residence halls for the annual safe trick-or-treating event Thursday, Oct. 30.

Children, ages two to 12, are invited to ask for treats at 10 WIU residence halls. Guides will be provided through the residence halls; however, all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The schedule is as follows:

Corbin Hall: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Halloween games, candy and mad scientist lab in the Corbin Special Dining Room.

Bayliss/Henninger halls: 5:30-8 p.m. Trick-or-treating; face painting, games and a haunted house. Meet in Bayliss Hall basement.

Lincoln/Washington/Grote halls: 5-7 p.m. Trick-or-treating, games and cookie decorating. Meet in Grote Hall "pit."

Thompson Hall: 5-8 p.m. Trick-or-treating and a Halloween carnival. Meet in first floor lobby.

Higgins Hall: 6-8 p.m. Trick-or-treating and games. Meet in first floor lobby.

Wetzel Hall: 6-8 p.m. Trick-or-treating. Meet in third floor lobby.

Tanner Hall: 7-9 p.m. Trick-or-treating and crafts. Meet in Tanner Circle lounge.

"This is a great way for kids to trick-or-treat in a safe environment; parents don't have to worry about traffic or bad weather," said Tera Monroe, associate director of residence life and facilities at Western. "One of the missions of the residence halls is to be involved in the Macomb community and provide service to our area. Our students love seeing the children and sharing Halloween activities with them."

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Office of University Relations