For student parents who want to get their kids involved in the holiday hijinks, Salt Lake Community College is once again hosting its free annual Halloween events for neighborhood children, promising a weekend of fun activities and an abundance of free treats.
Trunk or Treat
The Trunk or Treat event will take place at South City Campus this Friday at 4:30 p.m. Hot chocolate, candy and lots of fun games will be held in the teacher’s parking lot on the northeast side of the building.
Anna Hancock from the SLCC Student Association reminds attendees to come dressed in costume, and decorate their cars if they plan to hand out candy. The decorations are not required but help to capture the spirit of the spooky season. This event is expected to draw around 100 people.
The SLCCSA will hold their annual children’s Halloween Carnival this Saturday at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. This event will have a variety of activities, including a pumpkin ring toss, face painting and pumpkin and cookie decorating. The carnival begins at 10 a.m. in the first floor of the Student Center.
“It’s been running as long as I remember,” says Amber Caine, an American Sign Language major and member of SLCCSA. “I came when I was a kid, I actually just found a [SLCC] Halloween bag from 2003.”
The carnival, which has been running since 1993, attracts around 700 children and their families annually, with at least 500 expected this year.
“The way I see it, student fees contribute to these events, so I think anyone who wants to come should come,” says Sydney Cahoon, an anthropology major and SLCCSA member.
Both of these events are free to attend and open to the public.