Not So Scaryville Maryville 2018

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Maryville University’s Residential Life and Residential Hall Association (RHA) put on their annual event, “Not So Scaryville Maryville”, in Potter Hall, Oct. 29.  Faculty, staff and residents with younger family members are able to bring their children up to Potter Hall to trick-or-treat throughout the building.

Fourth-year communications major and Residential Assistant, Jordyn McCulley, says the planning for this event has been a long time in the making.

We have been planning this event since before the school year started, and we have two major organizations helping out (Residential Life and RHA). We even reached out to a balloon artist and a face painter for the kids, as well as a jump house company. The event turned out way better than expected and the most important part of all of this was that children had a blast,” McCulley said.

Trick-or-treaters were able to go to 49 different rooms to collect candy, but trick-or-treating was not the only thing offered at the event.

“We had other activities going on throughout the event. Outside in the courtyard, we had a bounce house and inflatable that the children can play on. Inside, we had face painting, crafts, trick-or-treating, balloon animals, food stations, movies and photo opportunities,” McCulley said.

The event started out for faculty and staff to bring their kids up to Maryville, but students are encouraged to share this experience with younger family members.

“We put this event on for the faculty/staff and their families. They are able to bring their kids to Potter Hall, where residents volunteer to pass out candy to the children for a fun and safe trick-or-treat experience,” McCulley said.

Graduate Assistant, Jennifer Susnic says that this campus tradition is one of her favorite events put on by Residential Life.

“Trick-or-treating in Potter is a campus tradition at Maryville University where faculty and staff can bring their children to participate in the Halloween fun with Potter residents. It’s one of my favorite events that Residential Life organizes and is a crowd favorite in the Maryville community,” Susic said.

While most events at Maryville are aimed for current students, this event gives students an opportunity to bring their younger family members to campus. McCulley says being able to put a smile on children’s face makes this her favorite event,

“I love this event so much because I am able to put on such a fun night for little children. It is priceless when you see the smiles on their faces at the end of the night. It’s honestly one of my favorite events of the semester,” McCulley said.

For more information on Residential Life click here.

Children attending the event were able to get their face painted. Photo courtesy of Chris Reimer.
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