Trunk-or-treat: A successful Halloween fundraiser

Nov 07, 2018

Newman University hosted a trunk-or-treat and carnival Monday, Oct. 29, to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event included a safe, fun, family-friendly environment for children of all ages to enjoy an evening of games and Halloween celebration.

With about 600 ghouls, witches, superheroes, princesses and other special appearances participating in the events, Student Affairs and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) were able to raise close to $2,000 after expenses.

According to junior softball player Lacey Colvin, the highlight of the night was “watching kids of all ages play a variety of games and seeing their excitement when they won. Speaking of the variety of games we had, part of me wished I could be a child again and go play them myself.”

Colvin and the rest of the softball team had their own decorated trunk and helped manage some of the games at the carnival such as Punch-A-Prize and Knock-‘Em-Down.

“I think my favorite costume we saw had to be the softball team’s, which were scarecrows,” Colvin pointed out. “Not to brag but I think our costumes were simple, well put together and well-thought out. We even used face paint.”

Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator Maureen Rohleder deemed the spooky event a success.

“Cheer and Dance did a great job of handing out flyers to the community schools about the trunk-or-treat and carnival, and the kids and adults all seemed to enjoy it! Shella Augspurger put in a lot of personal time to make the carnival part be successful — so many thanks to her and the SAAC volunteers!”