Scaring is caring: halloween party a chance to volunteer with kids

Melissa Thorne, Correspondent

The annual McGlynn Halloween Party is another Wilkes University event that encourages students to get involved and have fun celebrating one of the spookiest nights of the year with neighborhood kids.

The event is being organized by Interfaith Coordinator Caitlin Czeh and is being held in the Ballroom of the Student Union Building on Tuesday, Oct 30, from 5 to 6 p.m. The purpose of the event is not only to have fun as a college student and dress up, but to bring joy to young kids who probably wouldn’t get this much free fun trick-or-treating around Wilkes-Barre. The event is being sponsored by Campus Interfaith and the Civic Engagement Office.

What makes the event interesting is the fact that every club, sports team, organization, class or group can sponsor a table at the party. That means that the group is responsible for setting up an activity of some kind for the participating children to get involved in. Some past activities included pumpkin and face painting, cookie or cupcake decorating and a doughnut eating contest.

“We invite the students from the McGlynn learning center in Wilkes-Barre, and this year, we have also invited the students from the Center of the Village after-school program,” Czeh said.

Any group or club that wishes to participate and sponsor a table for the event should contact Czeh as soon as possible and start looking at what type of fun and interactive activities they wished to present not to mention what costumes everyone wants to wear.