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Homecoming brings in Edmond community with Halloween carnival

Halloween is taking over the Oklahoma Christian University campus Oct. 31 with games, food trucks, face painting and Trunk-or-Treat for the student body and the community.

The Homecoming Halloween Carnival is Monday night from 6-10 p.m. in various locations throughout the Oklahoma Christian campus. Each club on campus is required to have an activity booth and encouraged club members to decorate their trunks for Trunk-or-Treat.

“There’s going to be booths, games, face painting, food trucks, bounce houses and anything else you can think of, we will probably have it,” Assistant Homecoming Director Morgan DeLong said. “Clubs aren’t necessarily competing for anything, they just have to have a booth at the event. However, they can earn spirit and attendance points.”

Sophomore Zachary Stephens is a member of social service club Delta Gamma Sigma and said he is excited for homecoming week, and specifically for the carnival.

“You take more pride in homecoming once you’re in a club, because you obviously want your club to do well,” Stephens said. “The carnival is a cool event because it’s for the community, so kids can come and have fun too.”

Clubs have the opportunity to earn spirit points by dressing up at the carnival.

“They told us that we had to dress up for the carnival, and at first I didn’t want to, but I know it’ll be way cooler for the kids if all the older ones are in costumes too,” Stephens said. “I’m probably going to dress up as a super-hero.”

It is not just clubs who get to participate in the carnival or during homecoming week, but the freshman class is allowed to compete for points as well.

Freshman Emily Cochran is the social service officer for the freshman class and said all officers work together with the rest of the class to be involved in homecoming.

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