Local spooks invited to fun and games at 18th annual VC Halloween Carnival

Children attending last year's Halloween Carnival at VC look on as Captain Vic shows off his "costume"

Victoria College will host its eighteenth annual Halloween Carnival on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in and around the VC Student Center.

Organized by VC’s Student Activities Office, the annual event is free and open to the public. Individual booths are run by various student organizations as fundraisers for their clubs. Visitors will buy tickets when they enter the carnival to redeem at the various booths for games and food.

Families are encouraged to attend the event and bring their children in costume to participate in the costume contests for various age groups. The costume contests will include age groups infant to 2 years, 3 to 4 years, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years and 10 and up. Categories include most scary, most original and the cutest costume. The contests will be judged by VC faculty and staff, and winners will receive trophies.

"Back by popular demand, VC’s Student Government Association is partnering with PTK to feature a truly spectacular haunted house—a Halloween Carnival tradition," said Elaine Everett-Hensley, director of student activities and the VC Student Center.

SCOPE, the student organization affiliated with VC’s Respiratory Care Program, will offer a train ride for children. Carnival attendees will also have a wide selection of food, fun and games throughout the evening.

In the case of rain or bad weather, all of the activities will be moved inside.

Food booths will include:

  • Cake walk
  • Snow cones
  • Frito Pie
  • Popcorn
  • Sodas
  • Cotton candy
  • Nachos
  • Brisket Sandwiches
  • Baked Goods

Fun and games will include:

  • Beanbag toss
  • Ginny jump
  • Darts
  • Fish pond
  • Pumpkin bowling
  • Face painting
  • Witch’s house fortune telling
  • Haunted house
  • Baseball toss
  • Ring toss
  • Freeze your brain
  • Giraffe high striker
Participating VC student organizations:
  • Film Club
  • Latin American Student Organization
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Science Club
  • SCOPE
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Nurses Association–ADN Program
  • Student Nurses Association–VN Program
  • TRiO Club
  • United Campus Ministry
  • VC’s Club Sports Teams
  • Veterans Association

If you go…

What: Victoria College Halloween Carnival
When: Friday, Oct. 26, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (rain or shine)
Where: In and around the VC Student Center
Who: Open to the public; free admission

Published: Wednesday, 24 October 2012
 

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