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Local Trick-or-Treaters Celebrate Halloween at DSU

by Paige Hawk Nov 1, 2021

Cloaked with cobwebs, pumpkins, and ghoulish decor, DSU welcomed nearly 100 children from partner programs throughout Allentown to our annual Halloween party.

A team of costumed volunteers led the children across campus for trick-or-treating and other festive activities including pin the 'eyes' on the monster, “mummy wrap,” and tossing rings on witches’ hats.

“This is a fun way for them to enjoy Halloween in a safe area and see possibilities for their future,” said Jasmine Pham, AmeriCorps VISTA CCNYPA attendance ambassador. “There’s also a great deal of student engagement; they can volunteer while having fun and giving back to the community.”

One of these volunteers, John C. Garcia ’24, a political science and pre-law major, shared a personal connection with the event. “[Halloween] is a holiday when my sister and I would trick or treat. Then my mom would cook dinner and we’d watch movies,” said Garcia. “I hope [the children in attendance] have fun, enjoy themselves, and build memories like mine. Memories last forever.”