Did your kids go trick-or-treating from house to house this Halloween? How about from dorm to dorm? On October 31, kids from the Cedar-Riverside and Seward neighborhoods filled Augsburg’s residence hall for the Halloween Safe Block. “It’s a safe and warm way to trick-or-treat and a way for Augsburg students to engage with local kids” said Mary Laurel True from the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning at Augsburg College.
About 150 kids came to enjoy candy, cookie decorating, face paintings, crafts and games. Nine floors of the Urness and Mortensen Towers in Augsburg opened their dorms for trick-or-treating. In addition to candy, each floor had a different set of games, decorations and music in the common area.
Connor Dainty, a student giving out candy, said that participating in Halloween Safe Block was “very rewarding because I feel like this is a lot safer than [kids] going out in the streets.”
The event was put together by Augsburg’s Community Link and Res Life .