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MSU Greek Community to host annual Safe Halloween street carnival for kids

Posted: 3:52 PM, Oct 18, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-18 19:52:18Z

The Michigan State University Greek community today announced that their annual Safe Halloween event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on M.A.C. Avenue between Burcham Dr. and Linden St. The event is free and open to the public.

The fun-filled evening will consist of a variety of activities, including face painting, Halloween games, trick-or-treating at the various Greek houses, costume contests, inflatable moonwalk, a reading circle, arts and crafts and much more. A DJ will also be in attendance playing some family friendly Halloween tunes, and local businesses will be handing out trick-or-treat goodies.

Safe Halloween is an annual philanthropic event that has been hosted by Michigan State University fraternity and sorority chapters for over 20 years. This festive street carnival event provides children and families a safe trick-or-treating alternative in one of MSU’s Greek neighborhoods.

“Safe Halloween is all about bringing the community together for a fun and safe holiday event,” said Ellie Small, director of Safe Halloween. “Not only is a great evening for trick-or-treaters, but it also provides us with an opportunity to give back and make a difference.”

Safe Halloween is one of the Greek community’s many philanthropic events. Funds to benefit the event are raised through event sponsorship, restaurant fundraisers, food sales at the event and t-shirt sales to fraternity and sorority members. Proceeds from the Safe Halloween fundraising will be used to benefit East Lansing libraries.

M.A.C. Avenue between Linden St. and Burcham Dr. will be closed to traffic for the duration of the event. Free parking will be available at East Lansing High School.

For more information about the event, visit our MSU Greek Life’s Safe Halloween Facebook page  or contact the Safe Halloween Director Ellie Small at smalleli@msu.edu.

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