UA students treat local kids to a spooktacular Halloween


Jaclyn Scarborough

(From left) Trick or Treaters Sydney (7), Dayana (7), Symone (5), and Samya (2) enjoy some Halloween fun at Leggett CLC Thursday night.

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Writer

Students at Leggett Community Learning Center in Akron received an special Halloween treat this year, thanks to more than 20 UA student organizations who pitched in for the annual “Trunk or Treat” at the school.

Several hundred students showed up for the Oct. 29 event dressed in costume and excited to collect candy and treats from UA volunteers and student organizations.

The theme for this year’s event was “When I grow up.”

UA students dressed up in costumes, handed out candy, and even put together a human trophy display in which several volunteers posed as sports trophies spray-painted gold.

For many of the children who attended Trunk or Treat, it would be their only opportunity to safely go trick or treating this year.  

UA Bowling Club President James Fisher passed out treats with fellow club members. “We’re just happy to be able to help,” he commented.

UA collaborates with Leggett CLC every year to create a safe and fun Halloween experience for students and their families.

When asked how she felt about coming to Trunk or Treat, parent Lea Gaines said, “It’s really nice; they do it every year and the kids get excited for it.”

Gaines attended the event with her daughters Sydney, Symone, and Samya, and their cousin Dayana. It was a fun evening for all, and the UA students involved said they can’t wait to start planning for next year’s fun.