Safe Trick-or-Treat

On Saturday, Oct. 27, the University of Scranton hosted Safe Trick-or-Treat.  This event gives local kids and their families an opportunity to celebrate Halloween in a safe and friendly environment.

The Center for Service and Social Justice invited guests from local community partners to partake in the day’s events.  Many students volunteered their time throughout the day.  The Byron was set up with Halloween themed games and activities for the kids to play, managed by the University’s clubs and teams.

Students walked the families to different residence halls so they could go trick-or-treating! Residence halls were decked-out in spooky Halloween fashion, with pumpkins, ghosts and spider webs at every turn. The event gave kids a safe place to enjoy the holiday.

A great time was had by all.

“I love Safe Trick-or-Treat because it provides a safe space for children to take part in a tradition that they otherwise might not able to,” Grace Dickson ’20 said. “And who doesn’t love babies in costumes and seeing children’s faces light up when you give them candy!”