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A Haunted Forest Trail at Tall Oaks will take place on Halloween night instead of the traditional Haunted Garver, due to Covid precautions.
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Haunted Forest Trail Replaces Haunted Garver

Kelsey Tyler

Manchester is well known among students for its annual Halloween events. From costume bingo to trick or treating in the residence halls to Haunted Garver, MU students can have a full schedule on campus on Halloween weekend.

However, with the ever-changing updates on the Covid-19 virus, Halloween at Manchester looks a little bit different this year . . . but perhaps in a good way.

Although Haunted Garver will not take place this year due to Covid-19 precautions, the first ever Haunted Forest Trail at Manchester’s Tall Oaks is taking its place. This Saturday, on Halloween night, from 7-10 P.M., Manchester students can head to Tall Oaks for a good scare. The theme for the night is Summer Camp Gone Wrong.

Ben Miles, a Manchester sophomore and MU’s Student Involvement Programer, has high hopes for the spooky event. “It is going to be so much fun!” he exclaimed. “I hope we can get as many Spartans as possible to come out and get scared!”

This event will be special because it is the first ever Haunted Forest Trail Event at MU, and it will be completely student-run. So students will be getting scared by their fellow classmates, teammates, and friends. Further, unlike other haunted-house experiences, this one is completely free. Students can show up in costume or regular clothes.

“See you all at Summer Camp,” Miles said. “Mwahahahaha!”