WFU’s Project Pumpkin: Fun for Community Kids

Wake Forest University students will offer a safe alternative to trick-or-treating through city streets for nearly 1,500 Forsyth County children Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Project Pumpkin, a Halloween event started in 1989, will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in front of Wait Chapel.

Costumed student volunteers will take underprivileged children from approximately 40 community agencies trick-or-treating through residence halls. Student organizations will sponsor carnival booths, face-painting, music and other entertainment.

More than 1,000 Wake Forest students (about one-third of the student body) volunteer for Project Pumpkin each year. Each child will have a student escort. The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs, the Downtown Church Center and the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem are among the agencies that will bring children to the event.

Food Lion, corporate sponsor of Project Pumpkin, will donate more than 70,000 pieces of candy for this year’s event.

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