Owens students offer ‘Halloween Alternative’


Friendly ghosts, skeletons and witches will abound as Owens Community College hosts a variety of free
games and activities as part of its fourth annual "Halloween Alternative" for children ages 12
and under on Oct. 30.
Sponsored by the College’s Student Government, the child-friendly haunted evening will take place from
6-8 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on
Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. All activities are free and area residents are welcome to attend
with their children.
"Owens Community College’s ‘Halloween Alternative’ is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy
an evening full of fun and entertainment in a safe, warm, indoor setting," said John Byers, Owens
manager of student activities. "Halloween is considered a very special day by many children. The
College’s Student Government is proud to provide an event for the Northwest Ohio community that captures
the Halloween spirit and excitement."
Children attending Owens’ "Halloween Alternative" will be able to participate in a variety of
arts and crafts during their visit, highlighted by coloring festive Halloween pictures, creating their
own ghosts and drawing on keepsake pumpkins. Attendees also will be given a trick-or-treat bag to
decorate with their favorite colors and Halloween designs. Throughout their haunted adventure, children
can trick-or-treat for candy from Owens students and travel through a haunted house.
"Halloween Alternative" will include refreshments and snacks.
The College’s Student Government is comprised of individuals who serve as the student body’s voice on the
Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Balancing their time between school and work, Student Government
members are constantly initiating new projects and events that cater to the interests of Owens’ student
For more information, call (567) 661-7583 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7583.

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