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Wittenberg Office Of Community Service Celebrates Halloween-Inspired Make A Difference Day

October 19, 2010  
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Wittenberg students hand out candy during the 2007 Make a Difference Day event.

Springfield, Ohio –The Wittenberg Office of Community Service will host a Halloween-inspired day of service on Saturday, Oct. 30, offering activities for Springfield-area children such as Halloween crafts, pumpkin hunts, scary stories, face painting, Halloween games, and, of course, trick-or-treating.

The Make a Difference Day Halloween Festival is aimed at kids ages 3-12 and will take place from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Participants will gather in the Benham-Pence Student Center. The festival includes various Halloween-themed activities, and costumes are encouraged. Many of the volunteers, who will lead the children through the activities, are members of Wittenberg’s fraternities and sororities, service-oriented groups and leaders in the university’s Student Senate. 

This day of giving is part of the annual nationwide celebration that occurs every year in October. Wittenberg has participated in the celebration for many years, but this will be the fifth straight year that the day of giving will be Halloween-themed and focused on giving back to children in the Springfield area.

“We have changed the festival a bit this year so we can have more kids participate,” said student organizer Lindsay Pepper, class of 2011 from Edina, Minn. “The Wittenberg campus community has come to embrace this tradition, and we look forward to welcoming so many kids from the area to our campus.”

Registration runs from Oct. 20-27, and it is required to participate. To register, visit the Wittenberg Community Service website at http://www.wittenberg.edu/communityservice or call the office at (937) 327-7523.

Written By: Ryan Maurer

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