Marymount Hosts More than 350 Area Children at HalloweenFest

For the 22nd year, Marymount University hosted hundreds of children from local schools and after-school programs at its annual HalloweenFest. The event features campus-wide trick-or-treating, food and games.  

“The whole campus comes alive when these kids get on campus,” said Ashton Mallon, associate director of Campus Ministry, which oversees the event. HalloweenFest is co-sponsored by the MU offices of Campus & Residential Services and Student Engagement.

Mallon estimated that more than 350 children participated.

They were greeted by costumed members of the Marymount community in the Recreational Gym of the Rose Benté Lee Center, which was decorated in a Peter Pan theme and filled with loud laughter and excited chatter from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28.  Activities ranged from face painting to pumpkin bowling, with athletic team members and student clubs manning the tables.   

Free costumes were available, and the children trick-or-treated in residence halls adorned with various spooky themes, from monsters to outer space. Many campus offices were also decorated. 

The event ended with a pizza dinner.

“The spirit on campus was beautiful,” Mallon said.


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More than 350 area children attended Marymount University’s annual HalloweenFest, which features campus-wide trick-or-treating, food and games. Activities ranged from face painting to pumpkin bowling.

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The students were treated to a pizza dinner.