Shippensburg University hosted its 2023 Treats no Tricks event in front of Old Main on Monday evening. Crowds of children and parents dressed in Halloween costumes arrived with buckets for candy with smiling faces.
Old Main Lawn was heavily decorated for Halloween. From pumpkins sitting around trees to inflatable ghosts and witches, every corner was dressed for the season.
Tables where kids could play games and receive candy were set up along a sidewalk. Those hosting the tables were also dressed up for Halloween, costumes ranging from princesses to hot dogs.
Lawn games such as cornhole and ladder toss were scattered across the event as well. A “food area” was set up in front of Horton Hall, providing food such as popcorn and cotton candy. Coloring pages with markers were also provided on separate tables for the kids.
There was an area set up for pictures in front of Gilbert Hall with a Halloween-themed backdrop. A bounce house was also set up and was unsurprisingly popular amongst the children.
Many Ship students attended the event as well, with some arriving dressed in costumes.
The festive event was undoubtedly popular, as the visitor parking lot beside Rowland Hall was filled.