Students were able to get in the Halloween spirit with the Student Activities Board at Scary Rotten Farms on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
The Student Activities Board offered students the chance to go to Scary Rotten Farms in Brick, NJ to experience some haunted attractions. The event was originally scheduled to take place at C. Casola Farms but had a last minute location change.
Those who wished to attend had the option of taking a shuttle from the university or driving themselves to the location. Tickets were $5 for students and $10 for guests.
“Scary Rotten Farms was an event our Travel and Tour Chair Amber Galati worked very hard to plan. There were a few bumps in the road, such as needing to change the location last minute, however, regardless of the change, students were actually still coming in on Friday afternoon to purchase tickets for the Saturday event. I was really sad that more students that wanted to go didn’t have the opportunity. My advice to students if they want to go to events… get tickets early!” said Assistant Director of Student Activities and Student Activities Board Advisor Crystalyn Espinal.
Galati, a sophomore and Travel and Tour Chair for the Student Activities Board, was in charge of the event. “There were two attractions students were able to experience. The first, Sinister Sneed’s Chaotic Carnival of Chaos, was filled with clowns and brought tears and screams. Around every corner there was another clown in our faces. The second, The Blackened ‘The Plague,’ was very dark and filled with people afraid to get the plague. We went through a church and a bar with people screaming at us,” she said.
She continued, “Throughout the whole night we were chased by a man with a chainsaw that even came on the bus with us when we were heading back to school. Everyone had a great time!”
Sabina Graziano, a computer science student, attended the event. “I was so scared that I fell on the ground,” she said. Students seemed to really enjoy and be thoroughly scared at the Scary Rotten Farms attractions.
Students who did not get the opportunity to go to the event should not be worried about missing out on the scary Halloween festivities. The Student Activities Board will be holding their annual free event, Wilson Haunted Tour, on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in Wilson Hall where students will have the opportunity to get scared by Monmouth’s own students!
PHOTO COURTESY of Amber Galati