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Manchester University invites children to Monster Mash on Oct. 26

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – In order to make the annual Halloween party at Manchester University a little easier on the feet of little Ninja Turtles and their parents, the family-friendly event will be in just one area this year.

The MU Monster Mash is 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, along East Street:

  • East Hall is having trick or treating along with its traditional Wing Wars, with each wing in a friendly competition to see which can best carry out its theme.
  • Haunted Garver Hall is adding a special kid-friendly area on the first floor this year, inspired by the game of Clue. The haunted area upstairs will be so spooky it might not be appropriate for children younger than 10.
  • Residents of East Street Apartments will open their doors for trick-or-treaters, and they are digging into their own pockets to pay for the candy.
  • Students from Helman, Oakwood and Schwalm halls will offer refreshments and fun activities for kids of all ages in the service drives between Garver and East halls. The Campus Interfaith Board will be there with candy and information about how Halloween has been celebrated in other cultures.

This event is sponsored by the Manchester University Residence Hall Association. The North Manchester Lion’s Club is offering assistance during the event.

MU students are also volunteering at the Haunted Police and Fire Station.

Trick or Treat for the town of North Manchester is 5-8 p.m.  Monday, Oct. 31.

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

October 2016