West Virginia University is calling all young pirates, princesses and super heroes to come trick-or-treat with various student organizations in the WVU Coliseum parking lot.

Sponsored by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the sixth annual Trunk-or-Treat event will be held on Monday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m. in the band parking lot.

Students from various organizations across the University will be on hand to give out candy from the trunks of their decorated vehicles to all the children in costumes.

Jared Dunlap, president of WVU’s Institute for Industrial Engineers chapter, said the event has grown to accommodate more than 1,000 children in past years.

“Trunk-or-Treat brings together more than 80 student organizations to create an atmosphere that allows children to trick-or-treat in a safe and friendly environment,” Dunlap said. “The WVU IIE student chapter looks to continue this event for many years to come.”

Student Organization Services is encouraging all student organizations to participate in the event. Dressing up is encouraged, both the vehicle and the volunteers. Organizations are limited to one car only and must provide its own candy for the children.

There will be prizes for the best costumes and best-dressed vehicles. It is recommended to use discretion when choosing costumes as the event is for young children.

In the case of rain, the event will still be held but at an indoor location, which is still to be determined, and participants should be prepared with chairs and a table to set up an indoor booth.

To register a student organization, send an email to WVIIE1@gmail.com with the name of the organization, the president or representative’s name, a contact email address and the number of members expected to participate. The deadline to apply for participation is Friday, Oct. 19.

For more information or any questions, contact Dunlap at jdunlap4@mix.wvu.edu.



CONTACT: Jared Dunlap, Institute of Industrial Engineers
304-280-1323, jdunlap4@mix.wvu.edu

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