Wittenberg Community Service Program Celebrates Halloween-Inspired Make a Difference Day
Springfield, Ohio – The Wittenberg University Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Civic and Urban Engagement Community Service Program will host a Halloween-inspired day of service on Saturday, Oct. 20, offering activities for Springfield-area children such as Halloween crafts, story-reading, 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, and 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. All of the children will be provided lunch.
The event is part of an annual nationwide celebration that occurs each October. Wittenberg has participated in the celebration for many years, but this will be the seventh straight year that the day of giving will be Halloween-themed and focused on giving back to children in the Springfield area.
“We are very excited for Make a Difference Day,” said student organizer Ilana Spaulding, class of 2014 from Ann Arbor, Michigan “We are thrilled that the Wittenberg 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. 8-17, 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