Students from Belmont University’s Greek Life Chapter hosted a Halloween Celebration on Friday, October 28 for children that live in the nearby Edgehill community. The students returned on Halloween to host a second celebration. More than 400 children attended both events where they participated in Halloween-themed activities in a safe and fun environment.
Friday’s festivities included a number of opportunities for kids to enjoy the holiday in a safe environment including corn hole, a pumpkin toss, face painting and other games hosted by Phi Mu and Alpha Gamma Delta, as well as both the fraternity and sorority councils.
Paige Lauri, vice president of programming for Belmont’s Panhellenic Council, said the opportunity to spend time with the families and children who live in the neighborhood is invaluable for students. “The best part was seeing the joy on people’s faces,” Lauri said. “It’s so great to contribute to providing such a fun night for these kids. Sometimes, as students, we don’t recognize what serving our community can do for people, but it truly makes a difference. It’s our honor to show love, patience and kindness to our neighbors.”
Monday’s Halloween festivities included additional opportunities to celebrate the holiday with stations where children bobbed for apples, played bingo, completed crafting projects and more. Festivities were hosted by all nine of Belmont’s Greek Life chapters.