Trick-or-Treat Trail set for Wednesday

All things spooky will take over the East Campus for Trick-or-Treat Trail on Wednesday, Oct. 24!

The free community event is from 5-7 p.m. and will bring a crowd to East Campus for treats and activities.

Campus is decorated for Halloween with different themes to discover at each stop. Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Wizard of Oz are just a few past stop themes.

Previous activities have included interactive science experiments and barnyard-influenced carnival-style games.

It’s rumored the Advising area will become Hogwarts Castle this year, so consider brushing up on Harry Potter before strolling by those offices.

An attendee favorite is always the “haunted” horse barn. BHC Equine Program students and their horses dress up in costume and the stalls are decorated.

To make this large event happen, BHC student and employee volunteers are very much needed. Various student organizations host the stops, and any students can lend a hand.

“This is a volunteer event that the entire college community rallies around for the sake of our local communities’ youth,” said Vashti Berry, coordinator of Orientation and Student Life.

More than 3,000 invites are sent out to local grade school students. Berry notes that the interactive nature of the event brings families back year after year.

“The air is filled with magic that evening as our local youth discover what our college, their community college, has to offer,” she said.

Berry noted there are many powerful moments during the event, including watching kids see horses for the first time and seeing the kids learn how fun math and science can be.

For many, this is their very first experience visiting Black Hawk College East Campus. Berry said Trick-or-Treat Trail is a great opportunity to showcase the campus.

For more information about the event or to sign up to volunteer if you are a student or employee, contact Vashti Berry at 309-854-1711.

College closed for Wednesday January 23 due to inclement weather. All Black Hawk College locations are closed and all classes canceled.