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CU Fall Fun Fest welcomes trick-or-treaters

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Cumberland University students gear up for Fall Fun Fest. (R-L) Colleen Brooks, Kassydi Montgomery, Brizy Bloom, Katie Martin, Kayla Rice, Marvin Wilcox, Nathan Jernigan, Cody Ray and Anthony Leonard. DALLUS WHITFIELD/The Wilson Post

Kids who can't wait until Halloween night to don their Batman, Superman or Queen Elsa costumes can get a jumpstart on trick-or-treating thanks to Cumberland University.

The university welcomes the community to Fall Fun Fest on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The annual event will offer games, an all-new glow walk and of course, safe trick-or-treating.

"It is geared toward birth to elementary aged children - but everyone is invited," said Student Life Director Libby O'Guin, adding that last year's crowd surpassed 300.

"Almost every single student group has a table. We also have some outside organizations coming and there will be a firetruck here for kids to see," she said.

O'Guin, who is part of the Wilson County Health Council, said they will sponsor a glow walk on the lower quad from 5:30 to 6 during the event. There will be a costume contest in three age categories. Judging will take place during the glow walk.

Fall Fun Fest has been a trademark event for the university since O'Guin was a student. She's been a part of the Cumberland University staff for the past 15 years.

"(Fall Fun Fest) is a community service. We want people to see the campus. The students love working with the children, and it's a good way for the community to meet and interact with our students," she said.

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