Students had a chance to experience Palomar College’s Halloween Escape event. The festivities included candy, games and a costume contest on Oct. 31.
The event, hosted by the Inter Club Council, took place at 10 a.m. at the Student Union, where people dressed as ghouls, goblins, Pokemon, Batman and man-sized whoopi cushions. Sweet Tarts, Laffy Taffy, Butterfinger, Snickers and many more sugary treats were given out to participants. The event also included a Jello-eating contest for students.
Student Tucker Corbin said, “It gives people a chance to express themselves.”
Office of Student Affairs Staff Assistant Marilyn Lunde, who helped set up the event, said prior to the event that students should definitely attend Halloween Escape.
“It’s a fun day for the students,” Lunde said. She added that Palomar faculty are very supportive of activity opportunities given to students on campus.
Another student Josiah Dennis said, “(The event) is pretty interesting, but the candy was great!”
Student Jason Strausbaugh, dressed as an axe murdered, won the Jello-eating contest and said he disliked the turnout to the event.
“It was a little bit dead,” Straiusbaugh said. “More students need to participate.”
This event also benefited the youth of San Diego County, as a book drive was held for charity. Whoever bought a book for a dollar and donated it back for a child to receive would receive a sack of candy, provided by Phi Theta Kappa. By the end of the evening, there were at least 100 books donated.