October 10, 2012

Owens Community College’s Student Government Offers Free ‘Halloween Alternative’ for Area Children, Oct. 26

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Friendly ghosts, skeletons and witches will abound as Owens Community College serves as host to a variety of free games and activities as part of its seventh annual “Halloween Alternative” for children ages 12 and under on Friday, Oct. 26.

Sponsored by the College’s Student Government, the child-friendly haunted evening will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. All activities are free and area residents are welcome to attend with their children.

“Owens Community College’s ‘Halloween Alternative’ is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy an evening full of fun and entertainment in a safe, warm, indoor setting,” said John Byers, Owens Director of Student Involvement. “Halloween is considered a very special day by many children. The College’s Student Government is proud to provide an event for the Northwest Ohio community that captures the Halloween spirit and excitement.”

Children attending Owens’ “Halloween Alternative” will be able to participate in a variety of arts and crafts during their visit, highlighted by coloring festive Halloween pictures, creating their own puppets and drawing on keepsake pumpkins. Attendees also will be given a trick-or-treat bag to decorate with their favorite colors and unique Halloween designs. Throughout their haunted adventure, children can trick-or-treat for candy from Owens students and travel through a haunted house.

Additionally, “Halloween Alternative” will include various refreshments and snacks for all attendees.

The College’s Student Government is comprised of individuals who serve as the student body’s voice on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Balancing their time between school and work, Student Government members are constantly initiating new projects and events that meet the needs of Owens’ student body and the surrounding communities.

For more information, call (567) 661-2569 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2569.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.