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Halloween at Skidmore

Posted: 10/30/2009

Everyone, it seems, is a kid at Halloween, especially college students devoted to sharing holiday fun with youngsters in the Skidmore community. For the seventh year, Skidmore students opened their doors to the children of Skidmore faculty and staff members for the annual Apartment Trick-or-Treat, held Oct. 25 in the Scribner and North Woods villages neighborhoods on campus. Dozens of apartment-dwelling students greeted well over 100 youngsters dressed as assorted Sesame Street and Disney characters, baby animals, princesses, and tiny firefighters.

Liza Nascembeni, community and judicial coordinator in the Office of Residential Life (who with her husband dressed as a member of the American League champion New York Yankees) said she received “a lot of comments, from both fans and rivals. All the costumes this year were very creative,” she added.

Student enthusiasm for this event grows each year, said Nascembeni. “I had North Woods residents emailing me since the beginning of the year asking if the event was happening and if they could sign up to participate. It is indeed an annual event that everyone looks forward to!”

As the holiday approaches, Skidmore’s youngest students–those in the Greenberg Child Care Center and the Early Childhood Center–hike around campus dressed in costume. Accompanied by their teachers, college student helpers, and parents, the pint-sized tricksters visit academic and administrative offices to model their costumes and collect their treats.

Both the young, and the young at heart, eagerly anticipate the annual ritual.

Photos by: Angela Cascone '12 Carolyn Raider '10 Jenn Crewell (staff) andy Camp (staff)