University of Idaho Housing Invites Moscow Community to Tower Trick-or-Treat

Wednesday, October 26 2011

Written by Amber McDonough

MOSCOW, Idaho – Calling all skeletons, ghosts and ghouls, grinning goblins, zombies rising from their tombs, witches on their magic brooms, and trick-or-treaters to the University of Idaho’s Theophilus Tower for the 33rd annual Trick-or-Treat community event on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5-7:30 p.m.

This Halloween tradition invites local families to trick-or-treat to the doors of student’s residence halls in the tower starting on the top floor. Trick-or-treaters make their way down to the haunted basement where cookies and hot apple cider await them. With more than 100 candy stops, pumpkin painting, cake walks, a haunted basement, games and prizes, this is a one stop shop sure to be a spooktacular time.

The event provides a safe and secure environment for local families to trick-or-treat.

“We want to encourage families to be safe during the holiday season,” said Kelsi Nagle, senior program advisor for university housing.

Sponsored by Theophilus Tower, the 11 tower resident assistants are responsible for planning this event, finding volunteers, donations and decorating. It is their way of giving back to the community and an opportunity for the families to get to know the university.

“This unique program is a fun way for the students to interact with the community showing them our campus is a fun, safe place,” said Lisa LaPlant, tower resident director.

The event is free and open to the public. All families who participate are asked to donate one canned food item per child at the entrance to service the local food bank. This is donation basis only, families are not required to donate in order to participate in the event.
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