Manchester University Monster Mash is Oct. 30

Oct 19, 2023, 09:52 AM by Chloe Leckrone
Manchester University invites local families to the Monster Mash and Haunted Forest on Monday, Oct. 30.

Local families are invited to Manchester University’s Monster Mash and Haunted Forest on Monday, Oct. 30. 

The Monster Mash is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center at the North Manchester campus. Guests can trick-or-treat, play games and pick out pumpkins in a small pumpkin patch. Children are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Hot chocolate and cider will be provided. 

The Haunted Forest is 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the woods near Schwalm Hall. Those walking through should meet behind Cordier Auditorium. The trail may be too scary for younger children. 

These activities are free and open to the public.  

A donation bin will be at the entrance of the Chinworth Center for items to go toward Manchester’s U Can Crush Hunger challenge, an annual friendly competition hosted by Community Harvest Food Bank that challenges area colleges and universities to collect the most food and funds. The collective goal is 125,000 pounds. Manchester’s participation will help stock the campus pantry and provide meals to those in our region experiencing food insecurity. 

Great items to donate include pasta, rice, beans, microwavable soup, macaroni and cheese, tuna, crackers, beverages, canned vegetables and fruits, chips, sweets, cookies, mini muffins, cereal, oatmeal, granola bars, toilet paper, can openers, dish soap, trash bags, bath soap/body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, menstrual products, and dishware. 

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Contact Jane Webb, director of residential life and Title IX coordinator, at

Learn more about U Can Crush Hunger 2023 here

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