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Halloween 2004


Trick or Treats, Haunted Forest

scaring up a good time at MC


     Children of the community are in for goodies and screams this week on the Manchester College campus. All five residence halls are greeting Trick-or-Treaters from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004. Children can expect treats at any door that sports a special Trick-or-Treat logo in Schwalm, East, Garver, Oakwood and Helman residence halls.

     Meanwhile, perfectly frightful activities are occurring in the woods north of the residence halls, where the college’s Haunted Forest looms. Tour guides will escort the fearless through eight or nine scary sites within the Haunted Forest between 6 and 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 and Wednesday, Oct. 27. And, keeping tradition, the MC Psychology Society will staff its insane asylum.

The cost of admission is $2.  All proceeds go to the North Manchester Parks and Recreation Department.

North Manchester Boy Scouts also will scare up some thrills. Don’t expect reprieve between sites … creatures stalk the Haunted Forest.

For little children (or adults) who dare not join the tours, gentle members of MC’s Student Education Association will offer a safe haven near Tall Oaks within the woods, with arts and crafts.

     More than 50 volunteers from Manchester College participate in the Haunted Forest, coordinated by junior Katie Brandon of Columbia City and the college’s Office of Volunteer Services. BACCUS is supplying the refreshments.  North Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department is supplying hay, pumpkins and other site props, and advertising for the Haunted Forest.  Members of the Indiana Reading Corps will hand out Halloween goodie bags as people exit the tour.


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