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University of Utah hosts Halloween carnival at Fort Douglas

Published October 26, 2011 11:25 am

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Children and their parents are invited to an afternoon of trick-or-treating around the historic Officers Circle at Fort Douglas on Saturday. University of Utah social work students initiated the Officer's Hollow carnival to provide safe, wheelchair-accessible activities for children who otherwise might not be able to participate in Halloween.

Each home around the Fort Douglas parade grounds is themed and decorated by the student residents. Volunteers will help kids play games, paint their faces, decorate cookies, and lead other fun activities. The fun starts at noon and runs until 3 p.m.

The annual event, now in its eighth year, is organized by the U.'s College of Social Work, the Bachelor of Social Work Student Association, the Lowell Bennion Community Services Center and the Residential Halls Association.