21 October 2013
KOKOMO, Ind. – The Student Union Board (S.U.B.) would like to invite children, ages 10 and under, from the surrounding area to come and enjoy the Halloween Open House at Indiana University Kokomo this Friday in the Kelley Student Center and Alumni Hall.
Each organization volunteering in the event will set up tables where children can participate in activities and trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treating will be from 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be a children's movie shown in Kresge Auditorium, with one at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Carly Wimmer, a sophomore secondary education major, attended Halloween Open House as a child and is looking forward to being able to help out.
"It's fun being on the other side of the table and being able see the joy on the faces of the kids getting candy in a safe environment," Wimmer said. "I'm excited because I get to give kids some the same great memories of the Halloween Open House that I have.
"Here at IU Kokomo, we make sure this is a safe, family-oriented event that kids and parents can enjoy together," Wimmer added.
Taylor Boike, the student director of the Halloween Open House, said she enjoys this event.
"This event is a way for IU Kokomo to give back to the community while showing all what our campus has to offer. It is a great way for to bring Kokomo together with a fun tradition," said Boike.
Cost of entry is $1 per child. An adult must accompany each child.
S.U.B. will also be accepting prepackaged candy donations. Donations can be brought the Student Activities during regular school hours till Friday.
Story written by Sofia Stout. Sofia is an intern for the Office of Media and Marketing.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.