Every year students of the McGlynn Learning Center get to enjoy a little Halloween party hosted at Wilkes. The McGlynn Halloween party is open to all students to come and celebrate Halloween in a safe yet fun manor.
Traditionally, it would not be a Halloween party without dressing up. Students from the center came prepared in their unique costumes.
“They all came in costume, very excited. We had clowns, robots, even the Men in Black. We had a lot of Wilkes students come dress up as well, said Campus Interfaith Coordinator Caitlin Czeh, who helped organize the event on campus.
This year there were 16 different clubs and organizations that took part in hosting tables for the children. They had many different activities to keep the kids very occupied, such as face painting, arts and crafts, games, a piñata, and other kid friendly opportunities.
“The turnout was fantastic; the children from McGlynn Learning Center really had a great time at the party. Students at Wilkes also said they enjoyed it, so it was a great experience for everyone. It’s definitely a growing program,” Czeh said.
Senior P2 pharmacy major Meagan Williams participated at the party with the Pharmacy fraternity Kappa Si, which she is a part of.
“The party was good. We enjoy seeing the kids, giving them candy, and having a good time,” Williams said.
The children of the McGlynn Learning Center got to take part in an hour of Halloween fun in the Ballroom of the Student Union Building last Tuesday Oct. 25 from 5p.m. to 6p.m.. It is a great program for the students to be given, so that they can enjoy a safe, happy, and healthy Halloween.
“The McGlynn Halloween party is for the kids in the area who don’t have the ability to participate in Halloween. This provides them with a safe, fun place to eat, play and get candy. It’s really awesome,” Czeh said.