UOP hosts trick or treating Wednesday night

Whether it’s to take part in a sports clinic, watch a play, hear a  musical performance or go to an athletic event, I love the chance to bring my own kids on a college campus. They always learn a lot from the “big kids” at UOP or Delta and we’ve had some great conversations on where they might want to go to college one day. On Wednesday, at 4 p.m. the students at University of the Pacific will greet costumed children at the clock tower for an evening of Halloween fun.

The free event is designed to provide a safe, fun place for children in the Stockton community to enjoy Halloween traditions and takes place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Families with children age 11 and under will enjoy guided trick or treating tours, face painting, a carnival full of games and activities, and free costumes for needy families. The event is organized by a group of Pacific residence halls known as The Price, Werner and Farley Community.

“This is just a small way to give back to the families of Stockton, especially those who are struggling financially and could use a fun, family-oriented night  that does not cost them anything,” said Ross Laughton, the event’s lead organizer and residence director of The Price, Werner and Farley Community.

Pacific Ambassadors, who are trained student tour guides, will lead the children and their parents across campus during the trick or treating tours. The tours will start at the Atchley Clock Tower, located on south campus near the Benerd School of Education along Dave Brubeck Way, and include stops at sorority and fraternity houses, the on-campus home of University President Pamela Eibeck and through a set of residence halls.

The carnival will include balloon animals for children, a costume contest and games, such as Ring Toss, Limbo, and tossing bean bags. Pizza and cotton candy will be available for the children as well. For more information contact Ross Laughton at (603) 369-9360 or rlaughton@pacific.edu.

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