Newman University gets spooky for Trunk or Treat

Oct 16, 2018
Campus Ministry at Trunk or Treat

Newman University is getting spooky with this year’s Trunk or Treat. Grab your costume and pumpkin basket and monster mash your way to a night filled with tricks and treats. Trunk or Treat will take place 5-8 p.m Monday, Oct. 29, at the Founder’s Plaza. Itt is free and open to the public.

Trunk or Treat is a service project planned by Student Affairs and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) plans the carnival portion of the event — all to provide a safe and fun place for children and their families to trick or treat. Each club and organization has been creatively decorating a trunk full of candy to provide the Newman and Wichita communities a fun and safe family environment.

Walk from trunk to trunk and gather sugary treats from different campus clubs, then creep into the carnival to play some spooky games. Tickets for the carnival are $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets.

There will be a variety of games of skill as well as games for toddlers and young ones at the carnival. There will also be concessions for sale, free coffee and hot chocolate. There will be approximately 26 different games for all ages. Some of the games that can be enjoyed are Mummy Bowling, Plinko, Angry Bird Sling Shot and Monster Mash.

Games will cost one ticket, which will be sold at the ticket booth in the parking lot. 

What brings the event to life are the interactions of the Newman students, clubs and athletes with the children in the community.

“Kids big and little love to dress in costume and all are encouraged to dress up. Our teams have a contest with each other on the best costumes,” Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator Maureen Rohleder said.

All proceeds made during this event will go to Make-a-Wish Foundation. “SAAC is sponsoring the carnival, which is part of our overall fundraising goal of $1,000 per year for Make-a-Wish through the Heartland Conference,” Maureen explained.

“It’s a really cool event in which the whole school is doing a fun thing for the community and Make-a-Wish,” Women’s Tennis Head Coach Shella Augspurger added.

“Brandy Muncy (cheer and dance coach) has worked hard getting flyers out to the schools and communities to reach beyond our campus,” added Rohleder. “We need help from everyone to spread the word. Clubs can sign up to sponsor a trunk and all athletic teams are working each of the carnival games.”