Mason Celebrates Halloween

Posted: October 30, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason will celebrate Halloween this year with two traditional events and a new event that promises to become a tradition as well.

Tonight, the annual Halloween Bash (formerly known as the Halloween Beach Bash because it was held near the Mason Pond) moves inside to the Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall, on the Fairfax Campus. The bash features music, face painting, haunted trick-or-treat, haunted house, caricature artist, costume contest and free food, drinks and candy. All faculty, staff and students are invited (children welcome from 7 to 8 p.m.). The free event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Sponsored by the Program Board. Call Alissa Karton, 703-993-1438, for more information.

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the First Annual Trick or Treat Halloween Event takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. in Parking Lot C on the Fairfax Campus. Children up to 12 years of age are invited to this free event. It features a costume parade and contest, pumpkin decorating, storytelling, caramel apples, a haunted fire truck and more. The costume parade begins at the George Mason statue. Sponsored by University Police. Call 703-993-2810, or e-mail sradfar@gmu.edu.

Also, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, the annual Witch Watch sponsored by Student Government takes place. This community service event sends Mason student volunteers into residential areas of Fairfax City to patrol the streets, ensuring that children are safe while trick-or-treating. Each volunteer will wear an identifying shirt and will receive safety tips for emergency situations from University Police. For more information, call Student Government at 703-993-2923.

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