On Oct. 25, 2021, with the help of the residential assistants, Missouri Western hosted the Boolevard or Treat event. The event took place outside of the dorms on campus. Residential assistants from each of the dorms set up tables, games and halloween decorations. The Boolevard or Treat event was open to everyone including people in the community. People attending the event were recommended to bring a canned good for Western's food pantry. 

Ashley Neal, a resident assistant at Western, helped make the Boolevard or Treat event possible. She went on to explain more about the event.

“This event is open for families and children; the only entrance fee is a recommended canned food donation for our campus cupboard,” Neal said. “The food pantry is a really good place. It is open twice a week and has canned goods and other non-perishable items. It is open to all students.”

 Boolevard or Treat offered many fun activities for attendees.

“There will be sidewalk chalk art, apple picking, hopscotch, cake walking and of course trick or treating,” Neal said.

Izzy Barlows, a resident assistant at Western, had a table set up outside of Vaselakos hall. She was happy that the university was having an inclusive event that included not just students, but also members of the community.  

“Events like this help bring the community and the campus together,” Barlows said. “I am really looking forward to seeing all of the kids and their cute costumes.”

Victoria Bertram, another resident assistant, had a table outside of Leaverton hall. She was excited to participate in an event that helped to give to people in the community. 

“We are doing this to get in touch with the community and to give back,” Bertram said. “I am excited to see everyone come out and to see the kids and their costumes and their excitement and all of the fun things that come with Halloween.”

Overall, the Boolevard or Treat event was a big success. The event had a good turn out with a mix of students, parents and children. Everyone had a great time dressing up in Halloween costumes, playing games and trick or treating. If you want to get more involved on campus ,you should consider coming to an event like Boolevard or Treat. 

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