University Relations and Communications

Halloween Hall-wide and Food Drive

October 27, 2015 


Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


Community kids invited for Trick-or-Treating and carnival in Petro Hall and Student Union Building from 6-8p.m. on Wednesday



MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — This week the Montana State University Billings Office for Community Involvement will be decorating the Student Union Building and Petro Hall in preparation for trick-or-treating and a carnival on Wednesday for community kids.


It’s all part of the 9th Annual Halloween Hall-Wide, taking place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28 and kids around Billings are invited to take part in the festivities.


Jessie Hahne, service project coordinator with the MSUB Office for Community Involvement said students involved with the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch and the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Yellowstone County have been invited, as well as all elementary students within School District #2.


Several hundred dollars of candy have been donated for the trick-or-treating in the residence halls and carnival games will be set up in the SUB.


“We’ll have a safe, warm place for them in the halls and a fun environment, with 11 carnival games, broken up by age, including a cupcake walk and bingo,” Hahne said.


Billings’ Wise Wonders Museum, a children’s hands-on science and skills museum, will also have an imagination playground set up on site, Hahne said.


On Thursday, MSUB students will participate in Halloween Food Drive, also hosted by the Office for Community Involvement. Students will be trick-or-treating for canned goods and non-perishable items to stock the Food Service Inc. food bank, in Billings.


Food Service Inc. Assistant Executive Director Walt Acra said MSUB students have helped stock the food bank in the past.

Acra said with seasonal jobs slowing down in the area, the service is seeing an uptick in need especially among working parents and even retired people.


“We have so many people in the area that have to decide which bills they’re going to pay or if they are going to eat,” Acra said. “MSUB has helped out in the past and it was much appreciated. It was very helpful.”


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