Alcorn State University (ASU) held its annual Trunk-or-Treat on October 31, 2023. Several organizations and clubs collaborated to make the event fun and safe for children.
Students readied themselves in front of the Ecology Building at 4:00 pm with their cars and candy. They decorated the trunks of their cars and handed candy out to kids who came to the event. Trunk-or-Treat is a safer alternative to traditional Trick-or-Treating because it has everything in one spot. All the children have to do is walk from trunk to trunk.
Each club had to come up with a theme to decorate their trunk with. IMPACT, the community service organization, chose a gumball machine theme for their trunk. Other themes from other participants included minions, animals, and sweets.
IMPACT’s 2023-24 President, Kylie Foster, believes that the community received the event well.
“The Trunk or Treat was very successful and IMPACT gave out 125 bags of candy to various students and children,” said Foster.
The event also involved the different class cabinets. “The Junior Class Cabinet collaborated with the other class cabinets to make this event a success. It was originally put into play by the Sophomore Class President, Kaitlyn Phillips, in which she extended the invitation to plan the event with the other class presidents. Hopefully, next year, we will extend the invite to surrounding areas to make this event an even bigger and more successful one,” said Junior Class Cabinet President Joshua Ray.
There was also an award for the best-decorated trunk. The Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. won first place with their trunk and the Animal Science Club won second place.
“While thinking of a theme, we were thinking about an interactive game that we could incorporate for the kids. We included the Willy Wonka theme to highlight our organization. We just wanted to make it hands-on and interactive and everyone liked it,” said Amaya Hawkins, a member of Zeta Phi Beta.
The 2023 Trunk-or-Treat allowed students within their organizations to let their creativity shine through for the betterment of their community. The event brought smiles, safety, and candy to the children within the Alcorn community.