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Halloween Comes Early to Kent State University, Oct. 27

Posted Oct. 21, 2011

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center and Ice Arena at Kent State University will be celebrating Halloween with their annual event, Haunted wRECk, on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Haunted wRECk is a free trick-or-treat costume party designed for children 12 and under and includes nine themed areas to explore and collect candy.

The festive night starts with Halloween crafts and a scary photo booth. Participants may park at Kent State’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center for free from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ghoul guides will then escort guests through a spooky tour of each area. Visitors can hitch a ride on the Spooky Express to the Ice Arena to hear the rest of the story and for the “Greeks, Ghouls and Goblins Pit Stop.” The pit stop is part of a combined effort with Kent State’s fraternities and sororities to provide a safe environment for children to trick-to-treat. Each Greek chapter will decorate a car in the parking lot, and participants will collect candy when visiting each one. After the final decorated area at the Ice Arena, visitors are welcome to stay for a free food and ice skating.

On the ride back to the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, participants are invited to judge a staff decorating competition by voting for their favorite themed area. While there is no fee for this event, nonperishable food items would be greatly appreciated. All donations will be given to the United Way.

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center at Kent State is located at 1550 Ted Boyd Drive in Kent, Ohio. For more information about the Haunted wRECk event, please visit

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