Oct. 30, 2010: Haunted Halloween Fun Night

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

When: Saturday, Oct. 30 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.

Where: UAA Student Union

Who: The event is put on by UAA Student Club and Greek Organizations. The proceeds from the event benefit individual student clubs and Greek organizations. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

What: There will be 35 carnival style games set up. Each club designs their own booth. Some examples: face painting, ping ball throw, bean bag toss and pumpkin bowling. There is also a Haunted House. Each booth will be handing out candy and small prizes.

Cost: Admission and parking is free. Each activity booth costs between 1-4 tickets. The Haunted House is five tickets. The tickets cost 25 cents each.  At the entrance families will be able to purchase tickets in bundles of $1, $5, $10, and $20. Cash or checks accepted only. An ATM is available on-site, but no credit cards are accepted.

Will there be food available?
 Yes, Subway and Mein Bowl will be open for the duration of the event. The Union Station Coffee stand will be open and operated by Kaladi Brothers. Proceeds from the coffee stand will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

What ages is the event geared towards?
 The clubs design their booths for children ages 2-12 years old, but of course everyone is welcome to attend.

Who is sponsoring the event?
 The event is sponsored by UAA Club Council, UAA Student Clubs and Greek Life Office, the Student Union and Commuter Student Services Department, Kaladi Brothers, GCI, Coast Magazine, Bill's Distributing, and Pierce Cartwright.

Should we dress in costume?
 Of course, children love to dress up for Halloween.

Is the Haunted House scary? 
It is geared toward children 2-12 years old. The students will group together young children to go through the house together and scary factor will be adjusted based on the age group. They can even turn on the lights if requested.

Is this a new event this year?
 No, this event has over a 20-year history at UAA. This year, Trick or Treat Town has been cancelled so our event has benefitted from many community sponsors.

Where should we park?
 The Student Union has a free parking lot in front of the building.

Where is the Student Union? 
From Providence Drive, turn onto Seawolf Drive. Take a right at the stop sign. The Student Union is connected to the UAA Campus Bookstore. You can also enter the Student Union from the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.

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