10/16/03 - Reinhardt Invites Community Trick-or-Treaters to Main Campus for Halloween
Local school children and their
parents are invited to Reinhardt College's annual community
Trick-or-Treat from 5:30 - 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, 2003.
During the event, visitors tour through the specially decorated
residence halls, collecting candy and making memories along the way.
The annual event is a fun way for the Reinhardt
students to give back to the local community, said Kim J. Gamel,
Reinhardt's assistant dean of students and director of residence life. The event also provides a safe place for families to trick or treat, regardless of the weather.
"After the students have come up with the themes,
decorations and costumes, the icing on the cake is seeing the kids'
reactions," Gamel said. "This year the tour goes through 12 specially decorated halls in three resident halls. Almost
all the themes are kid-friendly, things like Candy Land, Fire
Department, Fairy Tale Land, Wizard of Oz, and Beach, but a couple are
on the scarier side for the bigger kids."
Marsha White, executive director of marketing and
communications at Reinhardt, has participated in the event for the past
several years."It's so much fun to see the students and the small children together. Both have a great time. Plus, the kids like it because they can get a lot of candy fast," White said.
The tour begins with maps, cotton candy and
roasted peanuts in the lobby of Smith Johnston Hall (the large dorm to
the right of the front entrance of the College) on the College's main
campus in Waleska, Ga. Parents are encouraged to bring their
cameras for pictures on the halls or with well-known cartoon characters
like Blue from Blues Clues, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Buzz Lightyear.
A big crowd attends each year, so Reinhardt public safety personnel will be on hand to help with parking and traffic flow.