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Fright-Night Double-Feature Offers Howlingly Good Time

Back-to-back Halloween events provided family-friendly fun Wednesday night, beginning with the fifth annual Trick or Treat Night at the Village at Penn College. Residents of the on-campus housing complex went all-out for the younger children of students, employees and alumni, handing out goodies in a safe, controlled environment. (Many more images are available via Penn College Alumni Relations on Facebook.) The popular event was followed by a party in the Rose Street Courtyard, complete with novelties, giveaways, a dual obstacle course, food, T-shirts and prizes.

– Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer, and Becky J. Shaner, alumni relations specialist

A trio of friendly faces wards off the spooky spirits behind them.
A trio of friendly faces wards off the spooky spirits behind them.

The Wildcat and his costumed cohort
The Wildcat and his costumed cohort

Something wicked (but not-so-menacing) that way goes.
Something wicked (but not-so-menacing) that way goes.

A ponytailed princess keeps a two-fisted grip on her Halloween haul.
A ponytailed princess keeps a two-fisted grip on her Halloween haul.

While a host looks the other way, a guest helps himself to a lion's share.
While a host looks the other way, a guest helps himself to a lion’s share.

A ghostly greeting along the trail of treats
A ghostly greeting along the trail of treats

If a pirate and a superhero can get along, can't we all?
If a pirate and a superhero can get along, can’t we all?

The friendliest mouse in the house shares her pretzel stash.
The friendliest mouse in the house shares her pretzel stash.

Where's Waldo? (A hint: "He's" not in camo.)
Where’s Waldo? (A hint: “He’s” not in camo.)

Grownups got into the act, too!
Grownups got into the act, too!

A colorful addition to the usual fall foliage
A colorful addition to the usual fall foliage

What's the buzz beyond the caution tape?
What’s the buzz beyond the caution tape?

PCToday's favorite 'cat casts a spell.
PCToday’s favorite ‘cat casts a spell.

The chalk on the 'walk says it all.
The chalk on the ‘walk says it all.

Land sharks cruise for dinner, still hungry after a scuba appetizer.
Land sharks cruise for dinner, still hungry after a scuba appetizer.

Has help arrived to protect the fair maiden?
Has help arrived to protect the fair maiden?

A projected pumpkin lights the way to the Rose Street festivities.
A projected pumpkin lights the way to the Rose Street festivities.

Student leaders Emma J. Sutterlin (left) and Morgan N. Keyser strike an evocative "We Can Do It" pose (as if there'd be any doubt).
Student leaders Emma J. Sutterlin (left) and Morgan N. Keyser strike an evocative “We Can Do It” pose (as if there’d be any doubt).

Spin Art takes on an ominous glow ...
Spin Art takes on an ominous glow …

... under the appropriate mood lighting.
… under the appropriate mood lighting.

A refreshing dunk for an apple
A refreshing dunk for an apple

Hazmat suits and clown wigs ...
Hazmat suits and clown wigs …

... not to mention a slightly out-of-uniform Storm Trooper, mingle on the dance floor.
… not to mention a slightly out-of-uniform Storm Trooper, mingle on the dance floor.

What light through yonder curtain breaks? (It's a photo booth, more fun than fearsome.)
What light through yonder curtain breaks? (It’s a photo booth, more fun than fearsome.)

Ever a good sport, Residence Life coordinator Matthew C. Helf is plunged into the dunk tank.
Ever a good sport, Residence Life coordinator Matthew C. Helf is plunged into the dunk tank.

It's not a party without food, and Wednesday's menu didn't scare anyone away.
It’s not a party without food, and Wednesday’s menu didn’t scare anyone away.

Inflatable fun: always a hit, no matter the occasion
Inflatable fun: always a hit, no matter the occasion

Contestants try their hands at carving pumpkins ...
Contestants try their hands at carving pumpkins …

...leaving their artistry on display through the evening.
…leaving their artistry on display through the evening.

A monkey-hatted model prepares for her brush with an artist.
A monkey-hatted model prepares for her brush with an artist.