Hundreds trick-or-treat at UNCW’s Halloween Carnival


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hundreds of kids and parents came out to enjoy UNCW’s 19th annual Halloween Carnival Wednesday night at the Trask Coliseum. The excited trick-or-treaters got a jump start on Halloween activities.

The carnival had more than just candy, there were games, crafts, dress up, face painting, and much more. The event was for kids 12 and under to have a fun and safe Halloween experience.

It was a successful night organizers are proud of and kids were thrilled to be a part of.

“It’s just a fun and exciting way for our students to connect and engage with the community,”  UNCW Office of Student Leadership and Engagement Director, Jaime Russell said. “It’s a way for us to invite WIlmington on to the UNCW campus and just extend a friendly way for us to come together as a community.”

Most of the kids WWAY spoke with said the games and candy were their favorite part of the night. More than 20 student organizations provided most of the fun and everyone was dressed to impress.

Last year at least 800 kids and parents attended the Halloween Carnival, but Russell said this year may be the biggest.

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