Halloween Party Preview
Barbara Harmon// Staff Writer
Volunteer State Community College will be having a Halloween Party Oct. 30, at 6:00 p. m., in the Tiled Dining Room.
“Student Life and Diversity Initiatives is paying for food and we are hosting it as our family event for October,” said Tabitha Sherrell, Coordinator of Student Activities for Student Life and Diversity Initiatives
“Artisans Alliance is going to do pumpkin painting,” said Sherrell. “And the International Student Association (Visa) is going to do the costume contest.”
Sherrell also said the cheerleaders at VSCC are going to be running the spider ring-toss game and corn hole, and the Veterans Club is going to have a photo booth to take pictures and print out 4×6 photos.
“Those photos can be taken to the foam picture frame making station that RSO will be running,” said Sherrell.
Sherrell said SLDI would be having a superhero-themed coloring contest.
[The contestants] will be given a flier for homecoming, where all their cute superhero colored pages will be displayed in the hallway. They will announce the winner of the contest at homecoming, and the winner will need to be present to receive their prize,” said Sherrell. The Prize will be movie tickets.
The food at the Halloween party will consist of pizza, chips and dip, Halloween punch, and cookies.
“Every station is going to have candy, so it will also be like trick-or-treating,” said Sherrell.
Only about 20 children attended last year’s event, but Sherrell said she is hoping for at least 50 children this year.
“I’m hoping since Student Life is trying this family friendly series; I’m hoping that helps,” said Sherrell.
This is a community event so anyone is welcome to attend, she said.
Brittany Villa, president of RSO, has been making the fliers and as well as the decorative, plywood frame with holes to have your picture made in.
“The Returning Students Organization has put a lot of effort into making the fliers and advertising for the party, and they are also supplying the games for each station,” said Sherrell.
Villa said she just wants people to come out.
“[People] can pick and choose which booths they want to participate in, and we are going to have music, so we can just hang out while the kids have fun,” said Villa.
She said that Artisan Alliance was able to get miniature pumpkins donated from a local church for their pumpkin painting booth.
Villa said the RSO is hoping, by making this a family event, everybody will get involved, both on campus, and in the community.
“I feel like community support, as far as school goes, is very important, and I like that we have the capability to make it something cool,” said Villa.
Jesse Versage, president of the Student Government Association (SGA), said he wants to encourage participation at this year’s Halloween party.
“Halloween is once a year,” said Versage. “Better take advantage of it.”