The annual trick-or-treating event at EWU’s campus, Harvest Fest, helps children safely celebrate Halloween and visit EWU’s campus during the fall. This year, Harvest Fest is Tuesday, Oct. 31, with tours beginning at and ending at Hargreaves Hall from 3:15-4:30 p.m., followed by the Harvest Carnival from 4-6 p.m. in the Powers Reading Room in Hargreaves Hall.
“EWU does a ton of great work in the community,” said Brian Davenport, PhD and director of Community Engagement. “By participating, EWU staff, faculty and students are providing a safe and fun atmosphere for the families in our community. It’s another way that EWU can be a part of serving our community.”
Each year, the event brings at least 350 children and their families to campus, trick-or-treating through buildings and interacting with faculty, staff and students. This year’s tour route includes the JFK Library, Williamson, Martin, Sutton, Showalter, Hargreaves and Tawanka Halls.
The Office of Community Engagement needs candy donations from faculty and staff to pull off this event – enough to feed more than 350 kids.
You can donate candy to the building captains listed below or drop candy off at the Office of Community Engagement in Showalter 115. Candy can be dropped off from now until Oct. 30.
- Martin Hall – Lynn Burks-Herres
- Williamson Hall – Melissa Knapp
- JFK Library – Rebecca Barrouk
- Showalter Hall – Office of Community Engagement
- Sutton Hall – Stefani Rossi
- Hargreaves Hall – Leslie Mowatt
Even if your building is not listed, the Office of Community Engagement would love your participation. You may join a building on the route for the duration of the event to help distribute candy.
The event is only made possible by candy donations and the participation of faculty and staff at EWU. Please consider Harvest Fest when you are out shopping for candy.
Bring your kids!
If you have children, toddler through the fifth grade, please join EWU for this event. Remember to dress up in a family-friendly costume, too! Questions? Contact email@example.com