Friday, October 21, 2016

11th Annual Trick or Treat Extravaganza scheduled for Oct. 28

The Human Services Association (HSA) of Ohio University Chillicothe will sponsor the 11th Annual Trick or Treat Extravaganza (TOTE) from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 in OU-C’s Shoemaker Center gymnasium.

Because of the generosity of Ohio University-Chillicothe faculty and administration and co-sponsors, there is no cost to enter this event. However, attendees are encouraged but not required to bring gently used or new clothing or canned goods to donate.

TOTE provides a safe place for children and families to attend. Students, agencies and local organizations will host a treat alley, as well as activities such as five bounce houses, arts & crafts, face painting, and games. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Many organizations, businesses, social service agencies, other student clubs, and public officials are participating in various ways.

A truck or van will be stationed at the upper walkway to the Shoemaker Center for collection of donated items. The donations of coats, jeans, or other clothing items will be given to the First Presbyterian Church’s Children’s Clothing Bank located on Fourth Street.  The canned goods will be donated to the Good Samaritan Food Bank.

The students in the Human Services Association has sponsored this event to encourage attendees to learn about the various social service agencies, to support the agencies, and to have a safe place for families to go for Trick or Treat in an accessible location.  

Treat table sponsors are still needed. For more information about how to participate read more here:

Or, contact Barbara Mahaffey, Human Services Technology Program Coordinator at (740) 774-7287 or by email at

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