Fall Carnival to offer safe space for Trick-or-Treating

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At the annual Fall Carnival, members of Greek and student organizations give out candy
and offer games for children in a safe environment. Children, parents and volunteers
are encouraged to wear costumes to the carnival. 
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While the grocery stores are stocking with candy and children are planning the perfect Halloween costume, staff and students of Southeastern are preparing for the 10th annual Fall Carnival and Trick-or-Treat with the Greeks. 

The carnival will take place on Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at North Oak Park and provides a friendly and fun atmosphere for families to freely enjoy.

“It really provides an alternative to regular door to door trick-or-treating,” said Brendan Daigle, coordinator for the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs. “It’s kind of a contained environment; it’s safe, it’s open. It’s just good for the little kids.”

The event provides traditional Halloween activities such as trick-or-treating, and also allows for children to experience activities such as a hayride, inflatable obstacle courses, balloon artist, face painting and much more. Different organizations will provide various games including a coin drop, wheel spin, sac race and various carnival games.

Trick-or-Treat with the Greeks provides the community children to come out and fill their bags with their favorite candy from sorority and fraternity members. Not only can children enjoy trick-or-treating, but they will have the opportunity to come as one large community joining in on Halloween festivities and spirit.

“The community turn out has been overwhelming and it has grown year by year,” said Daigle. “In fact, last year there weren’t even places for everybody to park.”

The well attended event is not only free, but a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. The event is open to all ages, but targets children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Parents and guardians are asked to accompany their children. Children and adults are encouraged to dress up. 

The Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, the Black Student Union and Recreational Sports and Wellness are sponsoring the Fall Carnival.

North Oak Park is located at 2699 North Oak Street. In case of rain the location will be changed to the Pennington Center. For more information call 985-549-3850 or email [email protected]