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Greek Life Suspended IndefinitelyThe First Year Service Project hosted their 4th annual Trunk-or-Treat, on Sunday, Oct. 28.

 This event started in 2015, as a way for The University to reach local families engaged with the campus community.

The event was held in Parking Lot 16, outside of the Jules L. Plangere Center.  This event features various clubs and organizations to participate in a family friendly community event where they host a “trunk” and give out candy. This event was free and open to the public.    

Katherine Browna, Coordinator of Transition and Leadership, oversaw the event.  “We had over 300 Monmouth students/employees participated to host those trunks, over 1000 community members came over the course of the 2 hours,” said Browna.

“The event is hosted by The First Year Service Project, which is an organization out of the Office of Transition and Leadership Programs that works to provide community service opportunities and community engagement through on and off-campus service events,” Browna continued.

Many families from neighboring communities come to Monmouth for this event.  David Aroscera, a resident of Long Branch, has brought his family here for the second year in a row.  “I think this is a really great event the University offers,” said Aroscera.  “It’s safe, fun, and my kids love it.”

Forty seven clubs, organizations, and academic departments were present with decorated trunks and tables. The Halloween decorations contributed to the family friendly and autumnal atmosphere of the event.

The College Republican Club’s trunk was decorated with spider webs.  Celine Powell, the Club President, took great pride in her club’s turn out.  “Everyone helped make our trunk look Spooktacular,” she said.

The Trunk-or-Treat also had other fall-themed activities for all the ghouls and goblins to participate in, such as a donut eating contest, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, and a witch hat ring toss.  These activities just added to the fun at the trunk or treat.

Jason, seven years old, was dressed as Batman.  “I wish Halloween was everyday!  This way, I could be Batman everyday,” he said.

The University enjoys creating events that help to bring together the larger Monmouth community with campus clubs and organizations. Additionally, Trunk-or-Treat provides an opportunity for first-year students to collaborate and make a difference in the families outside of the University.

PHOTO TAKEN by Caroline Mattise

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