Trunk or Treat provides safe Halloween fun for the community

NSU’s Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement (SLCE) will put on Trunk or Treat 2018. The event will be held at the Alvin Sherman Library North Circle on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.. The event, which the SLCE office has planned with various other departments for the past three years, promises a safe and fun way to celebrate Halloween. NSU community members will decorate their cars and tables and hand out candy to attendees.

“It’s an event that we host, typically on Halloween, so that there’s a safe environment for families to trick or treat with their children. We focus on the Davie and Plantation area to promote it,” said Daren Capirchio, director of SLCE. “We ask student organizations and departments on campus to decorate a car, open up the trunk, we provide them with candy [to hand out to the trick or treaters].”

Since a large population of Broward county lives in apartment buildings, Trunk or Treat at NSU allows parents to give their children a trick or treating experience that they may not otherwise have in their complex. Families are encouraged to attend regardless of where they live, as this event has been created to provide safe Halloween fun to everyone in the community.

Concetta D’Alessio, assistant director of student leadership and civic engagement, explained “it just gives students the opportunity to interact with the community in a safe environment I know [NSU] does a lot of volunteer work within the community, but this gives them a fun atmosphere to come interact with families. It happens before dark also.”

“Families don’t need to navigate traffic, deal with [the dangers of children walking on the streets],” added Capirchio. “Providing a space, maybe before they go to church, synagogue or temple and participate in something that either they or the city or the town offers, this is just one additional place where kids can fill up their bags of candy.”

The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be provided at the Mailman Hollywood building on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. Student organizations and NSU departments who wish to participate by decorating a car or table can sign up with the SLCE office via OrgSync.

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