Thursday, October 18, 2012
Halloween continues to be a real treat at the University of West Georgia. Carve on the Quad and Safe Treat offer a spooktacular good time on Thursday, Oct. 25. The events are a tradition at UWG, each year bringing more families on campus for an evening of fun and beauty. Both events will be held in the Coliseum.
Beginning at 2:30 p.m., jack-o-lanterns will be on the cutting edge when UWG students, faculty and staff as well as the community are encouraged to carve some gourds. The event is BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) and carving equipment.
“It’s always been a fun, family night,” said Clint Samples, associate art professor and foundations coordinator. “It’s Halloween. Who better to help carve pumpkins than art majors?”
He also explained that the event is a great opportunity to get students out of the classroom and do something fun for the community. “It’s a win-win situation,” Samples said.
Pumpkins will need to be at the Coliseum no later than 5:30 p.m. to be eligible for judging.
The sight of the jack-o-lanterns lit up at night will thrill young and old as they arrive for Safe Treat, which runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event, hosted by Residence Life, offers local trick-or-treaters, ages two to 12, a safe place to get their loot. Dozens of student organizations work together to put on the event.
“This is more than just trick-or-treating,” said Dawn Vavrik Palmer, assistant director for Residence Education. “It feels like a Halloween carnival. People come in costumes, and there’s all kinds of games—both fun and educational—to play.”
Other Halloween activities on campus include:
A great time will be had by all – so stop in for a spell!