Waynesburg University’s Student Senate will host a campus and community Harvest Festival Thursday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Johnson Commons. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.
Prior to the event, the Waynesburg University Residence Life staff will host trick-or-treating on Washington Street in Waynesburg. Cara Petrone, a senior forensic science major from Canonsburg, Pa., and social vice president of Student Senate, hopes to bring in more community members to show the passion for service at Waynesburg University.
She planned the event to promote campus and community relations as well as raise funds for local needs. The preceding year raised more than $400; Petrone hopes to surpass that number this year.
“This year we are doing more community outreach, hopefully with local schools and businesses,” Petrone said. “We want to be able to raffle items from local businesses and to have a lot more community participation.”
Campus clubs and organizations will dress in Halloween costumes and sell various Halloween and harvest-themed snacks and activities to raise money for Salvation Army’s Project Bundle-Up, a Western Pennsylvania-based non-profit that raises money for outerwear for those in need.
Every club that participates gets to keep half of the money raised. There will be a $50 prize given to the club that raises the most money and to the club that has the best costumes.
WCYJ-FM, Waynesburg University’s student-run radio station, will host its annual Pumpkin Bowling during the event.
In the event of inclement weather, the Harvest Festival will take place in Stover Campus Center.
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