Treating our Preschoolers to a Trunk-or-Treat, Oct., 27

Forty students of the Department of Human Sciences Child Development Laboratory Center will enjoy the annual Trunk-or-Treat event Friday, October 27 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the parking lot adjacent to Eunice Powell Hall, on the Lorman campus.

According to Arthur Owens, Center director, “Trunk-or-Treat is trick-or-treating without the house. It could be called “the tail-gating of trick-or-treating.”

Sororities, fraternities, departments, and student organizations have been invited to decorate their vehicle’s trunks and fill them with candy and other goodies. Children will walk around the parking lot, visiting each decorated trunk to receive candy.

The Human Sciences Club is participating and seeking personal hygiene items, such as, soap, toothpaste and, laundry detergent to fill up the Human Sciences trunk. The Center asks, because of young children, that the decorations be simple to elaborate, but not scary.

It’s meant to be a safe, family-friendly alternative to traditional, door-to-door trick-or-treating, Owens added.

“The Center hopes to have 15 or more trunks in the parking lot in addition to activities such as face painting and games,” Owens said. “All activities will be age-appropriate and kid-friendly.”

Interested participants with a trunk or an activity are asked to contact the Child Development Center at 601.877.6488 to register by Oct. 20. To register contact Chestina Mackey, childcare teacher, at cmackey@alcorn.edu, or Chasity Williams, nutritionist, at cawilliams@alcorn.edu.

For more details on the Trunk-or-Treat event, or the Child Development Laboratory Center, contact Owens at 601.877.6488 or akowens@alcorn.edu.