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LSU Celebrates Halloween on Campus

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Or maybe it's a witch or a wizard or a vampire or a princess. Don't get spooked by all of the ghosts and goblins roaming around campus, it's just LSU's way of making Halloween safe and enjoyable for everyone.

Nearly a thousand Baton Rouge area children took advantage of the early Halloween celebration during "Trick or Treat Down the Row."

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, the Panhellenic Council of LSU's 11 sororities hosted its annual "Trick or Treat Down the Row" event, a tradition dating back more than a decade. Nearly a thousand Baton Rouge area children took advantage of the early Halloween celebration and were greeted by students, faculty and staff handing out candy along West Lakeshore Drive's Sorority Row. Phi Kappa Psi fraternity also hosted their annual children's carnival with games, a dunking booth, an inflatable Space Walk and prizes.

Kids of all ages enjoyed the evening, as the sororities got into the spirit by dressing up and decorating their yards in different Halloween themes. Mike the Tiger, the Golden Girls, LSU Cheerleaders and Tiger Girls also joined in the fun and were available to take pictures with kids and families, while they trick or treated.

On Thursday, Oct. 28, the LSU athletics department is hosting its 15th annual Halloween BOOzar. Families are invited to join their favorite student-athletes, cheerleaders and Tiger Girls for free trick-or-treating from 6:30 - 8 p.m. inside the Carl Maddox Fieldhouse.

The LSU Tiger Girls participated in
"Trick of Treat Down the Row" on
Wednesday, Oct. 27, and will also be at the
Halloween BOOzar in the Carl Maddox
Fieldhouse on Thursday, Oct. 28.

Children are encouraged to wear their favorite costume. The evening of Halloween fun and excitement also will feature trick-or-treating with candy donated by the Tiger Athletic Foundation, sport specific games and autographs.

The BOOzar also kicks off the annual Shaquille O'Neal CHAMPS/Life Skills program's Thanksgiving food drive. Families attending the event are encouraged to donate canned goods upon arrival to the BOOzar to benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. All cans collected also will be used during Homecoming Week's CANapalooza event to build a Tiger Stadium structure out of cans on the Parade Ground. For more information about CANapalooza, visit homecoming.lsu.edu/CANapalooza.html.

In addition to the family-oriented events, the LSU Residential Life and the Horseshoe Community Council are hosting the 10th annual "Boo in the Shoe" event on Thursday for on-campus residents.

Following the theme of "A Haunted Night in New Orleans," the students can participate in trick-or-treating from 4:30 – 7 p.m., followed by a murder mystery dinner party, held in conjunction with the Office of Health Promotion, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. A haunted house will be held from 7 p.m. – midnight, while a monster rave will be from 9:15 p.m. – midnight.

So, put on your costume and bring the family to enjoy a safe and fun Halloween – LSU style.