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Safe Trick-or-Treating in WIU Residence Halls

October 22, 2013

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MACOMB, IL -- Zombies are sure to be ambling around Western Illinois University residence halls Wednesday, Oct. 30, along with witches, perhaps some characters from "Duck Dynasty," minions, superheroes and ghosts, next week for the annual safe trick-or-treating event on the Macomb campus.

On Oct. 30, 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 5-7 p.m. Oct. 30: Corbin/Olson halls (enter through the east entrance); North-Quad (enter through the Tanner south entrance, women's side); presented by Tanner, Bayliss and Henniger halls; Lincoln/Washington/Grote halls (enter through Grote Hall); and Thompson Hall (enter using north or east entrance).

The students of RA Council, Inter-Hall Council and Thompson Hall will present a "haunted hall" suitable for younger audiences from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 30. Guests can enter through the Thompson Hall main lobby. A more "frightful" haunted hall will be held from 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, Saturday, Oct. 26 and Thursday, Oct. 31.

While the trick-or-treat events are free of charge, the Thompson Hall haunted house admission fee is $3 per person and a canned food item. 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, 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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