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Manchester Monster Mash is Oct. 30, can collection is Oct. 23

The Manchester University Monster Mash will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.  Open to children and families, the event gives attendees the opportunity to engage in fun activities on the North Manchester campus.

It is free and open to all community children accompanied by an adult. 

Visitors to campus that evening are invited to visit the Canstruction building contest in the new Chinworth Center on East Street and vote for their favorite. The structures will be made out of unopened cans that will later be donated to pantries in the region. The contest is part of the U Can Crush Hunger Initiative.

Manchester is competing with other colleges and universities in the region to collect the most food for those in need.

“We invite the community to come and vote on the Canstruction, and view how we might be able to fight food insecurity,” said Ali Goetcheus, director of civic engagement and coordinator of theAcorns Office of Volunteer Services.

Manchester University students will go door-to-door in North Manchester to trick or treat for canned goods from 6:30 to 8:30 Wednesday, Oct. 23 for U Can Crush Hunger.

Monster Mash on Oct. 30 will center on East and Garver halls, and the space between the buildings, weather permitting. The East lobby and Oakwood Hall great room will be utilized in case of rain.
Haunted Garver will go on regardless of weather. The upper floors of Garver, however, may be too scary for younger children.

Monster Mash will feature trick-or-treating, activities and crafts.

“I personally enjoy seeing the kids in their costumes and how excited they are to be there,” said Melanie Lawson, director of residential life. “We love the opportunity to open the residence halls to the town and invite them to celebrate Halloween with us!”

Trick or treating for the Town of North Manchester is 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Manchester University students will volunteer at the Haunted Police Station, 709 W. Main St. Admission is free, but donations for U Can Crush Hunger can also be made there. The theme is Haunted Dollhouse.

Also Halloween week
Family Fright Night

About Manchester
With campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., Manchester University offers more than 70 areas of academic study to 1,400 students in undergraduate programs,a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Science in pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu

Our mission
Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.

Prepared with assistance by Noah Tong, a student worker in the Office of Strategic Communications.

October 2019