Students decorate the hallways in David in preparation for project pumpkin. Photos by Janis Wagner.
By Jetta Teleger
Every year near Halloween the students in David dorm decorate their halls for Project Pumpkin and children from the Seward community come to trick-or-treat. This year’s Project Pumpkin will be held Sunday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.
Project Pumpkin is led and organized by David’s RC, RAs and residents. Each hall has a different theme that they choose in the weeks leading up to the event. The students in each hall then work together in making the decorations and putting them up the week prior. Some also come up with costume ideas to fit their hall’s theme and put in time getting their costumes together. Some themes this year include “Up!,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “Toy Story.”
In preparation for the hundreds of children that will attend, each room has to buy 600 pieces of candy. Concordia’s Student Activities Council (SAC) also has some extra candy for any rooms that come up short. Decoration materials are also payed for in part by residents and SAC.
“I’m really excited to participate in this event because this is my first year doing this,” junior Mariah Klameth said. “The theme of my hall is the jungle and we’ve all put in a lot of work to make it look the best it can.”