ABOVE: SC students wait for Winfield youth at last year’s Trunk or Treat event. (File photo)

By Mallory Graves

Staff reporter

Hundreds of little humans, dressed in their Halloween costumes, will gather on campus this weekend to get some early Halloween candy.

EdBuilders is hosting the annual Trunk or Treat event from 6-7 p.m. on Oct. 28, located at Keyhole Drive on campus. Students from different organizations will be handing out candy from the trunks of their vehicles.

Lori Gragert, education senior, is president of EdBuilders. She is helping with this event for the third year now, and she looks forward to it.

“The most exciting part of preparing for this event was getting to see all of the different organizations and how they decorated their trunks at the end,” said Gragert.

Trunk or Treat is for the community of Winfield and up to 600 kids participate in this event each year.

“We had so many people show up the first year, we ran out of candy,” said Gragert.

Sheryl Erickson, associate professor of education and EdBuilder adviser, said, “We all worry if we have enough candy for the children, but that is a good problem to have.”

Erickson said the most exciting part in preparing for this event is going and buying $500 worth of candy. The most challenging part of preparing for this event is getting the organizations to sign up and turn in paperwork.

Four organizations are participating this year.

Participating organizations include:

  • Lady Builder Basketball, “Spooky Hoops”
  • Women’s Soccer, “Old Ladies”
  • Men and Women’s Tennis, “Spiders”
  • Student Foundation, “Fun”

Last year, the Builder football team won the decorating contest with a football-themed trunk.

Kason Seimens, education junior, said, “I love seeing kids and all their different costumes.”

Seimens enjoys walking around and seeing all the decorated trunks.

Gragert said EdBuilders started this event because “It makes us all happy to see the kids get excited to come to this event and to see all the different trunks that are displayed.”

In case of rain, the event will move to the first floor hallway of Mossman Hall, located north of Keyhole Drive.

Mallory Graves is a freshman majoring in communication. You may email her at mallory.graves@sckans.edu.