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Happy Halloween

Posted: 10/31/2011

As the end of October nears, campus halls and pathways are populated by goblins and Halloween celebrants dressed in an assortment of costumes: pirates and princesses, comic characters (including the ever-popular superheroes), and such storybook characters as the Tin Man and Alice.

The holiday-themed costume parade started Oct. 28, with children from Skidmore’s Early Childhood Center preschool walking about the campus, accompanied by older Skidmore students as well as their teachers.

A predicted weekend snowstorm stayed south, thus sparing one of Skidmore’s more recent holiday traditions – the Village Treats event, held Oct. 30 in the Scribner and Northwoods apartment neighborhoods. More than 90 apartment units inhabited by college students were on board, distributing treats to children of Skidmore faculty and staff members. An added attraction this year was the “Haunted SkidMansion” that transformed Falstaff’s.

Halloween day brings more visitors – more preschoolers as well as children from the Greenberg Child Care Center – gathering their treats in a campus walkabout. Also this year, students from English Professor Catherine Golden’s Early Childhood Literature class got into the spirit of the day by dressing in character. Professor Golden herself sported a cat mask in the season’s very fashionable leopard print.

Photos by: Elise Auger '14, Lyle Reed '12 and Skidmore Staff