(October 25, 2013)

Centenary invites community to Halloween festival on campus

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary Residence Life, Centenary World House Councils, and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) chapter present the first annual Centenary HALLoween Wednesday, October 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. on campus. Centenary HALLoween is a community outreach event welcoming children from the local community to celebrate Halloween with Centenary students in a fun and safe environment.

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Centenary HALLoween

• What: “Centenary HALLoween,” a Halloween festival for children hosted by Residence Life, Centenary World House Councils, and NRHH

• Where: James Residence Hall on Centenary College of Louisiana’s campus

• When: Wednesday, October 30, 6 to 8 p.m.

"The whole idea of 'Centenary HALLoween' is to provide a community event for kids around the Highland area and city of Shreveport," said Justin Kirkes, Residence Life Coordinator. "It will be a safe place to come trick or treat, have a Halloween party, and be part of the Centenary community."

Kids of all ages are invited to dress up, trick or treat, play Halloween games, and take a stroll through the haunted house all starting in James Residence Hall on October 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Children and families are invited to arrive at 6 p.m. and will be directed to the lobby of James Residence Hall to play games, hear haunted stories, win prizes, and participate in a costume contest.

Student groups can still join in on the fun by hosting a room in the haunted house. The World House for Peace is helping subsidize the cost of decorating a spooky space for participating organizations.

Centenary's World Houses are common residences with a common purpose—a place where students can explore through service and leadership one of the world’s greatest needs. The first-year students of the Class of 2017 are the first to experience and help shape Centenary's three World Houses comprised of Environmental Sustainability, Peace, and Social Justice. World Houses are part of Centenary Leadership, a nationally acclaimed student development model that helps every student develop leadership skills in tandem with their academic experiences in the classroom.

Donations will be accepted for the United Way of Northwest Louisiana. For more information and to RSVP contact Justin Kirkes at 318-869-5117 or jkirkes@centenary.edu.

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