Whitney Pumpkin Patch, What is it?

-Zack Bires

(Defiance, Oh) Pumpkin picking, haunted houses, scary movies, trick-or-treating, or “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” whatever your traditions are for October there is a very unique opportunity offered here on campus.

The Whitney Pumpkin Patch is something that has been a tradition for more than 4 years here at Defiance College. It is where the college opens up Whitney Hall and allows little goblins and ghosts, from the community, to come and trick-or-treat.

The College advertises the Pumpkin Patch by passes out flyers to businesses, leaves flyers on windshields, and advertising through different community organizations.

Defiance began sponsoring the event because it gives students a chance to be involved and almost gives the feeling of passing out candy just like back home.

Any student can be involved in this event, and the best part is, that all the candy is provided! All they have to do is reply to the email that Carissa Schreiber, the President of the Inter Greek Council, sent out.

Don’t like the idea of passing out candy, but you would still like to be involved? Well there is a place for you too because the Inter Greek Council is running activity tables that the kids can be a part of in addition to trick-or-treating.

Every year is different, but this year the Inter Greek Council is expecting over 100 kids. This is a huge event for the community and would be a great way to get involved and make a little kids day when you pass out their favorite candy. Who knows, maybe it will make your day too by seeing everyone in their respective festive costumes.

Of course anyone participating is encouraged to dress up for the event, but it is not required. The mini monsters will terrorizing Whitney from  6:00 – 8:00 pm on October 31, 2014.

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