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Posted by: Date: October 23, 2014 In: , ,

Campus and Community Collaborate
for an All-Treats, No-Tricks Halloween

Children trick or treat at PLU in 2012; it’s a tradition that goes back nearly a dozen years. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)

Children trick or treat at PLU in 2012; it’s a tradition that goes back nearly a dozen years. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)

By Taylor Lunka ’15

PLU Marketing & Communications Student Worker

TACOMA, Wash. (Oct. 24, 2014)—On Halloween night, Pacific Lutheran University residence halls and adjacent Garfield Street will be filled with children strolling in cute costumes, frightening faces and giggly goblin gear looking to satisfy their sweet teeth.

For almost a dozen years, the university and Garfield Street have provided a safe place for kids to enjoy Halloween festivities.

Students living on campus can sign up through their residence halls to pass out candy to children on Halloween night.

“Most of them [the students] really enjoy having the little kids come,” said Rebecca Rumpza, office supervisor of PLU’s Residential Life.

On Garfield Street, many businesses offer activities such as cookie decorating, blow-up monsters or family-friendly Halloween movies. Garfield business owners see this event as a great way to bring the community together.

“It’s really, really fun,” said Elizabeth Johnson, of Elizabeth Holistic Health Spa on Garfield Street. “Everybody kind of teams up and does their own little special little thing.”

Specific rooms in the residence halls that are passing out candy will have designated signs.