Darick T. Earney
Student Activities gave students of Lewis and Clark Community College tricks and treats for their annual Halloween Costume Party on Oct. 28.
The party was held in the Reid Cafe area from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and featured several free activities for those in attendance, which included caricature drawings and palm reading sessions.
“[Student Activities] wanted to have a variety of things for attendants of all tastes to enjoy,” Student Activities Coordinator, Jared Hennings said. “Our ultimate goal was to provide a good opportunity for students to socialize and interact with one another.”
Guests were given the option of choosing between cookies, brownies, and rice crispy treats, as well as the choice of either chocolate or regular milk. Students were also treated to free bags of candy.
There was Halloween themed background music that played on a sound system throughout the cafe during the event.
As the costume contest began around noon, students, wearing their best original costumes, piled into the cafe to sign up . Each contestant had the chance to take home the first prize winnings of $75, $50 for second place, or $25 for third.
Among these costumes a ‘50s school girl, a Witch Doctor, Batgirl, and more. Each of the contestants stated their name and their costumes while hit songs like “Don’t Fear The Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult, and “Beat It” by Michael Jackson played.
Taking first prize was Alexa Keiser, who dressed as the little girl from “The Ring.” Coming in second was Bobby Walker, for her Red Demon costume, and Emily Kilduff who appeared as Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. Kristopher Keller took third for his Teen Wolf costume.
“I really enjoyed seeing everyone’s costumes this year,” Student Activities President, Paula Rhodes, said. “I’m a big fan of Halloween, and it thrilled to see how many students came and got involved in the costume contest.”
For more on Student Activities, contact Jared Hennings at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (618) 468-6400, or Paula Rhodes at email@example.com.