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OCU Hosts Safe Trick-or-Treating Night
Parents looking for a safe trick or treating option, and an early chance to test out their children’s Halloween costumes, are invited to the Oklahoma City University campus Oct. 27 for a bountiful source of candy and fruit. Students in the Walker Hall building, a dormitory facing N.W. 23rd Street near Kentucky Avenue, will be handing out treats from 6-8:30 p.m. during the annual event. Ashleigh Arnall of the OCU Student Life office said the lobby area of every floor of the seven-story building will be open for trick-or-treating business, and the dorm’s resident assistants will help participants along on their quest for candy. The dorm residents will decorate the building in Halloween gear, and Arnall said students in previous years have built mazes. Children are encouraged but not required to wear their Halloween costumes. Invitations have gone out to area elementary schools, as the dorm dwellers are hoping for a good community turnout. “The students have started collecting the candy and can’t wait to see everyone in their costumes,” Arnall said. “We’re hoping to see a lot of kids from the surrounding neighborhood. It’s an indoor environment and you don’t have to worry about traffic. The RAs (resident assistants) on each floor will help show the way, so it will be easy for people to find their way around.”