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Shep-or-Treat offering Halloween activities at Shepherd

By Staff | Oct 16, 2015

Shepherd University will be invaded by ghosts, goblins, and all sorts of scary creatures on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7-9 p.m. when the university hosts the 15th annual Shep-or-Treat. Shepherd employees and community members are encouraged to bring their children (age 14 and under) to the event, which will include trick-or-treating, games, food decorating, kid-friendly crafts, Halloween photo opportunities, and a haunted house.

Some of the activities planned include:

East Campus

Turner Hall-a haunted house with the theme Haunted Hotel. Students from Printz and Dunlop apartments will offer ghoulish lawn games, scary face painting, and temporary tattoos on the lawn of Turner Hall for those who do not want to brave the haunted house.

Kenamond Hall-a photo booth prop, candy and candy apples, coloring station and ring toss.

Gardiner Hall-a Pac-Man-style cakewalk, themed Rice Krispies treats and candy.

Scarborough Library-the library student advisory board will offer storytelling, games and candy just inside the library entrance.

Student Center-carnival-style activities sponsored by Shepherd’s Student Government Association and Program Board.

West Campus

West Woods residence halls next to the Frank Center-trick-or-treating at participating suites that display a special Halloween designation on the door so children and parents know where to knock.

Shaw and Miller halls-obstacle course with candy reward, cauldrons of lemonade and apple cider, make-your-own apple treats, little pumpkins and autumn leaves for decorating and pin the head on the horseman.

Before Shep-or-Treat festivities begin, Shepherd’s Dining Hall is hosting a spooktacular kid-friendly all-you-can-eat dinner from 4:30-8 p.m. The cost is $8.50 for adults, $4.25 for children ages 6-12 and free for those under 6.

Shep-or-Treat is free and open to the public. Donations of candy are being accepted from anyone wishing to support the event. For more information, call Residence Life at 304-876-5172.