By Cathy Zeltner
Where could you find a zombie, a sock monkey and a princess enjoying crafts, games and snacks in the same place? The annual Owens Community College Halloween Alternative of course!
Friday, Oct 26, 2012, children of all ages gathered together dressed in their Halloween costume to enjoy pumpkin decorating, puppet making, trick or treating, and refreshments in the SHAC. This free event was sponsored by Student Government. Children decorated cookies and frosting dipped pretzel rods. They jumped in a castle bouncy tent, walked through a haunted house, made crafts such as pipe cleaner spiders, and entered contests such as a gummy worm guessing contest. The Owens Photo club provided free portrait photos of the costumed children and families. A large screen television played Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” through the event as well.
The opening of the new exhibit in the Walter E. Terhune Gallery was also featured, displaying art work from Owens Community College Child Care Center. Attendees were able to see art created by children 4 months to 5 years of age. They were also offered free refreshments outside the gallery entrance.
A craft show was held in the Math/Science hallway, sponsored by Students Against Cancer. The craft show displayed baked goods made from cookbooks that were also for sale, handmade greeting cards, jewelry and more.
Between the three simultaneous events, people of all ages had a variety of entertainment and snacks. People seemed to be having a very good time at the events.