MSUToday
Published: Oct. 12, 2018

MSU Greek Community gears up for Safe Halloween

Contact(s): Beth Brauer-Delaney Communications and Brand Strategy Beth.Brauer-Delaney@cabs.msu.edu

The MSU Greek community's annual Safe Halloween street carnival event will take place from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, on M.A.C. Avenue between Burcham Dr. and Linden St. The event is free and open to the public.

This festive family event will consist of a variety of activities, including face painting, Halloween games, trick-or-treating at the various Greek houses, costume contests, live music, inflatable moonwalks, a reading circle, arts and crafts and much more. A DJ will also be in attendance playing some fun Halloween tunes, and local businesses will be handing out their own trick-or-treat goodies.

Safe Halloween is an annual philanthropic event that has been hosted by Michigan State University fraternity and sorority chapters for over 20 years. This fun-filled evening provides children and families a safe trick-or-treating alternative in one of MSU’s Greek neighborhoods.

“We are so excited to host our annual Safe Halloween event in conjunction with the city of East Lansing’s Great Pumpkin Walk,” said Alex Scott, director of Safe Halloween. “The MSU Greek community looks forward to Safe Halloween each year. It gives us the opportunity to positively impact our community by sponsoring an evening of fun for all ages.”

Safe Halloween is one of the Greek community’s many philanthropic events. Each year, the Safe Halloween Planning Committee selects an organization as its designated charity. Funds to benefit this charity are raised through Safe Halloween event sponsorship, fundraisers at local restaurants and Safe Halloween t-shirt sales to fraternity and sorority members.

Proceeds from the 2018 Safe Halloween fundraising will benefit Special Days Camps, an organization that provides a memorable camp experience for children with cancer and their siblings.

M.A.C. Avenue between Linden St. and Burcham Dr. will be closed to traffic for the duration of the event. Free parking will be available at East Lansing High School.

For more information about the event, visit the Michigan State Safe Halloween 2018 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, or contact Safe Halloween director Alex Scott at scotta20@msu.edu.