October 10, 2012
WHERE: Temple University Ambler, 580 Meetinghouse Road, Bright Hall Lounge
WHEN: Friday, October 26, 5 to 8 p.m.
The Temple University Ambler Campus has a history that dates back to the early 1900s. With such a storied past, there is no telling what ghosts and specters haunt the lush woodlands and buildings of the campus today.
On Friday, October 26, the Ambler Campus Criminal Justice Society will be scaring up fun for all ages at Temple University Ambler’s Operation Safe Trick-or-Treat. The family-friendly event will be held from
5 to 8 p.m. in Bright Hall Lounge.
Operation Safe Trick-or-Treat, which is free and open to the public, will include face painting, pumpkin painting, many games, refreshments, music, and, of course Halloween treats.
“The Criminal Justice Society developed Operation Safe Trick-or-Treat in an effort to provide a safe, carefree, and fun environment for trick-or-treating for children and parents,” said organization President Scott Ruszczyk. “The first two years that we held the event proved to be a huge success and we want to build on that for 2012. We hope children and parents from throughout the region visit and enjoy all of the activities, which are designed to capture the fun and excitement of the season.”
According to Ruszczyk, “an important part of what the Criminal Justice Society does is promote community safety.”
“I think we all loved trick-or-treating as kids and this is a way to combine that childhood fun with service to the community,” he said. “Our overall goal is that the kids have fun — volunteers will be in costume and we’re hoping all of our visitors will be too! In addition to that, we’d like parents from our community to visit Ambler and see what the student organizations and campus have to offer.”
Ambler Campus students and student organizations, faculty and staff are invited to help make Operation Safe Trick-or-Treat a success for 2012. Volunteers are needed to help with activities (or create new ones). Organizations are invited to host a family-friendly activity, share information about their organization and upcoming events with the area community; promote a community service event or charity drive; or just come out and have some haunted fun!
“We’d like to offer a wide variety of festivities with the help of the campus student organizations,” Ruszczyk said. “We hope that students and volunteers will have a lot of fun during the event; get to meet new people and form new relationships; and have a chance to interact with the community and allow them to network for future opportunities.”
For more information or to become a part of Operation Safe Trick-or-Treat, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-468-8108.