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Fun, Fright Mingle in Ramp-Up to Halloween


Several events put some shriek in the past week – not to mention those always-welcome giggles from the young – as Penn College ushered in the Halloween season. Students living in The Village Apartments provided their annual trick-or-treat hours for the campus community, followed by an evening carnival across the street. Other activities included the Arc Asylum “haunted” welding lab, and the Dance of the Dead in the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center.

– Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann and Tia G. La, student photographers (unless otherwise noted)

Jack-o'-lanterns on The Village gate light the way to Halloween fun.
Jack-o’-lanterns on The Village gate light the way to Halloween fun.

The Residence Life Office invited "wee little ghosts, goblins, witches, lions and all other varieties of Halloween adorability" – and definitely got what they asked for!
The Residence Life Office invited “wee little ghosts, goblins, witches, lions and all other varieties of Halloween adorability” – and definitely got what they asked for!

Treats for the sweet tooth are temptingly displayed by Christopher D. Hogan, a welding and fabrication engineering technology major from Halifax.
Treats for the sweet tooth are temptingly displayed by Christopher D. Hogan, a welding and fabrication engineering technology major from Halifax.

It's a toss-up who had more fun getting into costume.
It’s a toss-up who had more fun getting into costume.

Village residents continue a tradition of providing a safe, family-friendly environment for trick-or-treaters.
Village residents continue a tradition of providing a safe, family-friendly environment for trick-or-treaters.

What are you looking at? It's what all the most-stylish young witches are wearing this year!
What are you looking at? It’s what all the most-stylish young witches are wearing this year!

Apartment-dwellers enjoy handing out goodies to the children of alumni, employees and students.
Apartment-dwellers enjoy handing out goodies to the children of alumni, employees and students.

President Davie Jane Gilmour and Tristan A. Eichfeld, a welding and fabrication engineering technology major from Elmer, N.J., scare up an awesome get-up for their ghastly gig in the Arc Asylum. (Photo provided)
President Davie Jane Gilmour and Tristan A. Eichfeld, a welding and fabrication engineering technology major from Elmer, N.J., scare up an awesome get-up for their ghastly gig in the Arc Asylum. (Photo provided)

You can run, but you can't hide from this chain saw-wielding maniac ... even if the camo makes the hiding easier.
You can run, but you can’t hide from this chain saw-wielding maniac … even if the camo makes the hiding easier.

Patrons line up to ride the bouncy bumper cars ...
Patrons line up to ride the bouncy bumper cars …

... as a makeshift midway magically appears on campus.
… as a makeshift midway magically appears on campus.

Plastics and polymer engineering technology students Sapphire E. Naugle (left), of Jersey Shore; Nicholas A. Noll, of Lock Haven; and Shawnee M. Mills, of Waldorf, Md.; add their regal presence.
Plastics and polymer engineering technology students Sapphire E. Naugle (left), of Jersey Shore; Nicholas A. Noll, of Lock Haven; and Shawnee M. Mills, of Waldorf, Md.; add their regal presence.

The carny includes an "apple-picking station" where students vie for raffle tickets.
The carny includes an “apple-picking station” where students vie for raffle tickets.

Danielle R. Wesneski, of Williamsport, majoring in baking and pastry arts, holds a Penn College teddy bear ...
Danielle R. Wesneski, of Williamsport, majoring in baking and pastry arts, holds a Penn College teddy bear …

... that the first 75 students at the carnival were able to make and take home.
… that the first 75 students at the carnival were able to make and take home.

The ATHS atrium takes on a ghostly glow for Friday's Halloween dance.
The ATHS atrium takes on a ghostly glow for Friday’s Halloween dance.

Amber L. Way, a pre-nursing major from Port Matilda, brings some purr to the party.
Amber L. Way, a pre-nursing major from Port Matilda, brings some purr to the party.

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