Trunks pop open for Halloween


With Halloween night being tormented by bad weather, children of the community and their families had a second chance to go trick-or- treating courtesy of ULM’s Up ‘til Dawn organization.
Up ‘til Dawn, a St. Jude’s Children Hospital affiliate, hosted Trunk or Treat with the help of several student organizations.
The annual event allows families to go trick-or-treating in a safe fun environment without the long walks around the neighborhood.
“It’s rewarding, and it’s fun for the children. Seeing them happy brings joy to my heart,” said Jasmine Brown, a toxicology sophomore.
Every trunk at the event was decorated according to a theme. The Student Government Association (SGA) went on a camping trip with their theme. SGA senators dressed ready for a hiking trip and decorations included tree branches and even a fire pit.
One of the most unique trunk designs of the evening was that of Psi Chi, the psychology honors society. Psi Chi’s theme was “The Polar Express.” Members of Psi Chi decked out their trunk with Christmas decorations including a tree and an operational train track. The members gave out packets of hot chocolate instead of Halloween candy to the delight of many.
“Some of them loved it, but there was this one kid who just looked at his dad and said ‘What is this?’,” said Kimberly Sargent, a psychology senior and a Psi Chi member.
The ULM Women’s Basketball team was a fan favorite at the event. Along with giving out candy they kept the environment lively as they danced and sang with the children.
In total, 34 different trunks were available for the children to pick up candy from, and when they were done, they could still go back for more as supplies lasted.