Student Life and Leadership (SLL) celebrates 20 years of its free Kids’ Halloween Carnival at Salt Lake Community College. The Halloween Carnival will be held Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Center at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
The carnival is for people in the community who want to bring their children for some Halloween crafts and games. Students are also invited to join even if they don’t have children. Kids dress in their Halloween best to come and play games, and everything is free. Phoenix DeMille, a member of SLL, has been helping put events like this together for two years.
“I have a lot of fun. [SLL] dresses up, and everyone else is encouraged to as well,” says DeMille.
There will be all sorts of Halloween fun including ring toss, pumpkin bowling and a pumpkin cake walk. Food will be available, and kids will be able to decorate their own cookie before devouring it.
Kids can also be signed up for a small costume contest, and the winners will receive prizes.
“It’s going to be a fun way to celebrate my son’s first Halloween. Now, I just need to decide what he’s going to wear,” says Shalise Woods, a student at SLCC.
DeMille says that roughly 500 people have attended past Halloween Carnivals, and she expects there to be just as many people this year.
Aside from the Kids Halloween Carnival, SLL puts on many other events that are student-driven. Students are encouraged to get involved with as many events as possible and most of them are free.
These events are paid for through tuition fees, but many students don’t always know about all of the events that take place. Dates of future activities can be found on the SLL page on the SLCC website.
Part of SLL’s mission statement is “providing students opportunities to get involved, find their place, and shape moments of inspiration.” Being able to be more involved is one of the reasons DeMille joined SLL.
“I love being part of Student Life and Leadership; it’s a good way to get involved, and I interact with more students,” says DeMille.
The Halloween Carnival and any other event is a good way for students to get more involved with SLCC.
Students can meet new people and begin to create a network they can use even after they graduate.
“These events keep students entertained, so they stay at the college more instead of going home right after class,” says DeMille.
The main purpose of SLL is to create a better environment for students and make sure they get everything they can out of their experience at SLCC. Other events to watch out for include a Holiday Extravaganza, an Easter Egg Hunt and a Pinterest Craft Activity.
More details about the carnival and upcoming events can be found at www.slcc.edu.