New Acquisitions Trick or Treats with the Boys and Girls Club

Atlanta, Dec. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Monday, October 31st, Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity of Oglethorpe University hosted their annual Trick or Treat in Traer event for the local Boys and Girls Club, local churches, as well as other children from their community. New Acquisitions team members, Trisha Miller, Lauren McDonald, Brandon White, and John Wilson were able to attend the event and participate in the festivities along with the students and the children. The team was also able to assist in running multiple stations at the event. 

All children that attended the event were treated with food, crafts, a student-sanctioned haunted house, cookie decorating, illusion stations, and of course, trick-or-treating at the college's freshman dorm, Traer Residence Hall at Oglethorpe University. 

From 4:00PM to 6:00PM on Monday night, the team handed out candy, small toys, and other treats to the children as they trick-or-treated through the campus dorms alongside members of Alpha Phi Omega. McDonald, Human Resources intern at New Acquisitions and member of the fraternity, exhibited her creativity by making a pumpkin display with cups and tissue paper for the kids to poke through and find Halloween surprises. New Acquisitions was able to create another inclusive station with clementines and markers where the children were able to create mini Jack-O-Lanterns. 

"I was really happy  that the 'Poke-A-Pumpkin' was a hit with the kids!," said McDonald on her Halloween project, "Trisha [Miller] was there to help me put it all together, so we had a ton of fun making it and then even more fun watching the kids go at it for their candy and toys." 

To learn how to make your own "Poke-A-Pumpkin" for next Halloween, visit for ideas. 

According to McDonald, the fraternity hosts this event in the tradition of bringing a fun and safe trick-or-treating environment for children in the Atlanta community that may not otherwise have the opportunity to Trick-or-Treat. 

"Our hope as an organization is to make sure that the kids are having fun while being safe at the same time," explained McDonald, "It's a win-win because the kids get to have a good time and the parents can relax knowing they're in a safe place." 

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