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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • College event unites campus and community

  • Halloween came early to McPherson College as the campus came together to host the annual Trunk or Treat.
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  • Halloween came early to McPherson College as the campus came together to host the annual Trunk or Treat.
    Dusty Kitchen, event organizer, said the event started small and has grown over the years to include many campus communities.
    “It’s almost its own carnival now,” Kitchen said.
    Activities included face painting, a cake walk, putt putt golf and a remote control car agility course. These activities were run by McPherson College students who dressed up for the event.
    Robert Talley, the women’s soccer coach, and Amy Talley, a nurse, dressed as a nurse and doctor. They said the event gives college students a chance to interact with the community.
    “They really enjoy it, being able to interact with the kids,” Robert Talley said.
    Other costumes included Aladdin, Spider-Man, Batman, dragons, blind mice, pizza and a ninja.
    Logan Schrag, who was taking care of kids from his church group, said the experience is valuable for college students.
    “It’s definitely a good experience for the college kids to get experience with the younger kids,” Schrag said.
    Refreshments like popcorn and caramel apples were available. Because of weather, the parking lot wasn’t opened up for trick or treating, but Kitchen said the event was still a good display of what the community can do when it pulls together.
    “This shows we can work together. Each year more people step up and ask how they can contribute,” Kitchen said.

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