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Safe Trick-or-Treating

October 15, 2012

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MACOMB, IL -- Superheroes, witches, ghosts and assorted goblins will take over Western Illinois University residence halls later this month for the annual safe trick-or-treating event on the Macomb campus.

On Monday, Oct. 29, Children ages 2-12 are invited to ask for treats, play games and make their way through a "haunted hall." Guides will be provided through the residence halls; however, all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Trick-or-treating will be held at the following halls from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 29: Tanner Hall (enter by Tanner circle); Lincoln/Washington/Grote halls (enter through Grote Hall); and and Corbin/Olson halls (enter through the east entrance).

The students of Higgins Hall will present a haunted house suitable for younger audiences. The "family friendly" haunted hall will be open from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 29. A "scarier" haunted hall will be held from 8 p.m.-midnight Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 25-27. Guests can enter through the Higgins main lobby.

While the trick-or-treat events are free of charge, the Higgins Hall "family friendly" haunted house admission fee is $3 per person and a canned food item. Admission for the Oct. 25-27 haunted hall event is $5 (or $3 with canned food donation). Proceeds will benefit the "Stuff the Bus" food drive.

"Our students and staff love participating in this annual event and giving back to the community. It's a great program that provides a fun and safe environment for area children," said Leann Shryack, assistant director of marketing and communication for University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS).

The event is sponsored by Western's Inter-Hall Council (IHC) and UHDS. For more information, visit

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