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Embry-Riddle Plans Halloween Carnival, Haunted House

Daytona Beach, Fla. , October 12, 2006

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will provide a safe evening of trick-or-treating during the Housing Department’s seventeenth annual Halloween Spooktacular Event, to be held Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Hungry little ghosts and goblins can fill their bags and baskets with candy in McKay Hall from 6-8 p.m. During the same period, a carnival specially designed for younger children will be held in the Student Village atrium. The carnival will feature face painting, palm reading, magnetic fishing, various creative and challenging games, a bounce house, and light refreshments. Older children are invited to test their courage in the haunted house in Doolittle Hall from 7-9 p.m.

All activities are supervised by Embry-Riddle staff and are free and open to the public. Parents should accompany their children and provide them with a container to put their goodies in. Parking will be directed by campus safety officers at the Student Village, which is located on Richard Petty Boulevard near its intersection with Clyde Morris Boulevard.

After the fun and games, the Embry-Riddle Eagles basketball team will take on Johnson and Wales University at 7 p.m. in the ICI Center. A children’s costume contest for prizes will be held at halftime.

For more information, call Ricky West or Jason Chokel at (386) 323-8000..

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