Community members can join in face painting, games, crafts, and pumpkin carvings with Colleges students.
(October 17, 2003) GENEVA, N.Y.—From 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, the Geneva YMCA on William Street will host a Halloween party for children, with the help of local businesses and the Colleges.
The program will allow children and parents the opportunity to participate in a variety of organized activities including carnival games, face painting, crafts, fun houses, costume wearing and pumpkin carving. This program is free to the community, and is sponsored by the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Public Service Office, Chi Phi fraternity, William Smith Congress and Hobart Statesman Association, Pepsi-Cola, Wegman's, Wendy's, Dunkin Donuts, Sodexho Dining Services, and others.
“Seeing their parents and community members wearing outlandish costumes and demonstrating their good humor can do wonders for family/community bonding,” said Erica Cooney-Connor, a program director at the Colleges and long-time Geneva resident. “This program will accentuate community involvement and give both children and adults the opportunity to network with other neighborhood children, Hobart and William Smith Colleges students and adults in a safe and supervised atmosphere.”
In addition to the YMCA party, and serving a different population, the resident advisors of Jackson, Potter, Rees and Sherrill halls on the campus of Hobart and William Smith are carving pumpkins and are donating them to the Living Centers at Geneva General Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The pumpkins then will be delivered to the Living Centers on Thursday, Oct. 23.
The Oct. 22 featured Colleges students helping with the YMCA Halloween party, in an article titled “Halloween fun planned at the YMCA.”