It seemed more like a spring evening than All Hallow's Eve Wednesday night. With temperatures in the 70s, the weather was perfect for all the little ghouls and goblins to do their trick or treating.
Students from McPherson College's Dotzour and Bittinger halls sponsored a trunk or treat Halloween night in the parking lot of McPherson Stadium. Students decorated their vehicles, including some classic from auto restoration students, for the event.
Allison Snyder, senior, took out her seats and made her van into a haunted house the children could crawl through.
"I really like Halloween. It is one of my favorite holidays," she said. "As a kid, you don't have to worry about what you do and then the parents can have fun. I like to contribute to that as much as possible.
"I lived on a farm when I was growing up, and we didn't get to decorate. Now, I get to decorate, and I think that is really cool."
Claire Krizek and Wrylie Finkle, both McPherson College seniors, took inspiration from a Richard Simmons video and dressed as characters from the 1980s.
"It was programming for both our dorms," Krizek said of why the participated in the trunk or treat. "I like to see the little kids dressed up in their costumes."
Finkle said it was just fun to get out and do something different.
In addition to handing out candy, students served up caramel apples and popcorn, assisted children in making s'mores and helped the children play games.