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Trick or Treat Street to Illuminate Campus Monday

October 24, 2005

DELAWARE, OHIO - Ohio Wesleyan sidewalks will be spookily lit with luminaries On Monday Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m., to make way for Delaware community trick-or-treaters participating in OWU's annual Trick or Treat Street. All nine Small Living Units (SLUs), all four floors in Welch Hall, and all five Year-One floors in Smith Halls will be decorated in Halloween themes determined by residents. Costumed students will also be part of the themed decor and, of course, they will be handing out candy.

Organizing the Small Living Units' role in the event are Creative Arts House resident junior Laura Bange, and senior Erin Sonenstein, a Women's House resident and SLU Programming Board President. Each SLU's decoration is led by a house member who undertakes Trick or Treat Street as his or her house project. Requested through the SLU Programming Board, each SLU receives $75 of WCSA funds for costumes and decorations as well as $30 for candy. Residence halls' decorations are led by each floor's Resident Assistant with cooperation from residents and paid for with floor funds, in addition to any funds requested from other sources.

Sonenstein says that while some houses have yet to decide on a definite theme, some may include Peter Pan, "A Sea of Cereal," Batman, a Haunted Hospital and a Haunted Art Museum. "I think this should be a good year," Sonenstein says. "There are a lot of experienced people working on it."

The path, though not yet finalized, should be conspicuously lit come Monday evening. All Delaware trick-or-treaters are encouraged to walk through, show off their costumes, get some candy, and check out the decorations at this year's Trick or Treat Street.