WCU holds safe trick-or-treating event for surrounding community

WCU halloween 2016

Student Jeremy Sasser matches costumes with a young boy during the RSA Hall-O-Ween, Oct. 26 2016. Photo by Regina LaCarrubba.

Lions and pirates and Clinton, oh my! On Tuesday, Oct. 26 the Ramsey Center was a menagerie of animals, superheroes, pirates and politicians.

The Resident Student Association held RSA Hall-O-Ween for young children and families to get dressed in their costumes and have a safe place to do some early trick-or-treating.

BaShaun Smith, the Assistant Director of Residence Life, said in an email,

“This event benefits the local community by providing a safe venue for children and their family to trick or treat without having to worry about location or weather… Additionally, the Resident Student Association was grateful that hall councils, fraternity and sororities dressed up and also provided candy for the children. Lastly, I think it is important for Western students to participate in events like this because it helps with building strong relationships with our local community.”

Several campus organizations participated in the event, providing a mix of different treats and activities. Mary Santa, a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, said RSA Hall-O-Ween was great because it “provided a safe environment for young children to come trick-or-treat and play games.”

Delta Sigma Phi brother, Jeremy Sasser, shared that he liked this event because “It gets kids involved with the campus community and they get to see that we enjoy serving them.”

This is just one of the family-friendly events during Western’s homecoming week. Other family friendly events this week include the Homecoming 2016 Main Street Parade in downtown Sylva, the Zombie 5K Chase Race and the home football game against Chattanooga on Saturday, Oct. 29.