COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Area children can get
started on Halloween a day year this year.
Lindsey Wilson College's 19th-annual "Safe Halloween" will be
held from 6-8 p.m. CT Tuesday, Oct. 30. The event -- which is free
and open to the public -- allows area children to trick-or-treat
through LWC residence halls.
LWC students lead area children and their guardians through
the college's residence halls. The halls' residents, many of whom
are also in costume, hand out candy to children. All items
distributed are individually wrapped, pre-packaged, store-bought
candy. The tour takes about 45 minutes.
A total of six residence hall will participate in the
program, and halls will be decorated in a variety of themes. The
event is sponsored by LWC Residence Life and Student
"By the time they reach the end of their journey, students
have a lot of candy to take home," said LWC Student Activities
Director Jayne Hopkins. "It's a fun, safe event that's
become a big LWC tradition."
In addition to collecting candy, children also enjoy seeing
the residence halls' creative decorations.
"Children always enjoy seeing the different themes the
residence halls select each year," Hopkins said. "A lot of Lindsey
Wilson faculty and staff tour the halls before 'Safe Halloween'
begins because they enjoy seeing the halls' decorations as
Children and their guardians will begin their "Safe
Halloween" journey in the LWC Cralle Student Union Building, where
LWC students will offer a variety of activities, including
"I've already have at least 10 Lindsey Wilson students ask if
they help with the face-painting because that's one of the more
popular activities," Hopkins said.
Lindsey Wilson College's 19th-annual "Safe Halloween"
will be from 6-8 p.m. CT Tuesday, Oct. 30. For more information
about "Safe Halloween," contact LWC Residence Life Office
firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 384-8521.