Little Goblins Are Welcomed To Make A Difference Day Halloween Festival
Oct. 25, 2006
|Make a Difference Day|
Approximately 90 little goblins and ghosts are expected to participate in this year’s festival, which is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Participants will check in at 9:30 a.m. in the basement of the Benham-Pence Student Center.
“This Halloween festival is a great way for Wittenberg to interact with kids from neighboring communities and kids from our service partner sites,” said Community Service Coordinator Sam Mohr, class of 2008 from Northbrook, Ill. “Wittenberg is bringing service to its campus and helping kids go trick or treating in a safe environment.”
Make A Difference Day is a national annual event in which ordinary people perform extraordinary deeds — “a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors,” according to the Web site. The morning opens with mask-making and trick or treat bag decorating in the new residence hall. Afterwards, the goblins and guides are separated into six themed groups. The Greek houses will organize stations of mummy wrapping, face painting, pumpkin hunts and other scary fun activities lasting 15 minutes each.
“Greek houses are the core of this year’s volunteers,” said Community Service Coordinator Annie Nichols, class of 2007 from Carneys Point, N.J. “They will be running the festival entertainment stations — telling scary stories, making ghosts and bobbing for apples.”
Members of Student Senate will cap the day’s activities with their traditional trunk or treat event, during which candy is distributed from the trunks of cars. To volunteer for Make A Difference Day, or for more information, contact the Office of Community Service online or by calling (937) 327-7523.
“Wittenberg’s Make A Difference Day Halloween Festival is inviting children from the entire community,” Community Service Director Kristen Collier said. “In the past years we’ve organized donations for Make A Difference Day and helped repair transition homes for homeless families. This year, we are inviting the community to Wittenberg and offering our neighbors a fun and safe activity to celebrate the season.”
Written By: Dani Nicholson '07