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Children invited to north campus for annual trick-or-treat event

October 21, 2013

Children trick-or-treat at north campus dorms.The 16th annual event for community children will be held from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. Children are encouraged to don costumes and visit Fleming, Hovlid, Wigen and Red Cedar halls for treats and fun. Jeter-Tainter-Callahan Hall is being used for office space and will not be part of the event.

Fleming, Hovlid and Wigen are on Broadway Street between First and Fourth avenues. Red Cedar Hall is on Second Street between First and Third avenues.

UW-Stout students will be on hand in the main lobby of each building to greet and direct children and parents. The halls will feature games and activities, and students will be handing out traditional candy treats and trinkets.

"Children can trick-or-treat in a safe and secure environment. It's a chance for our students to give back and build a positive relationship with the community," said Ben Markl, Red Cedar Hall director, who is coordinating the event.

The event typically draws about 500 children; about 1,000 students live in north campus residence halls.

During the festivities, the residence halls also will hold a food drive to benefit the food pantry Stepping Stones of Dunn County. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned food item to donate.

For more information, contact Markl at 715-232-1688.

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