HAMLET – The campus of Richmond Community College was transformed Tuesday night into a Halloween wonderland.
From 5 to 8 p.m., the Mary Ellen Kindley Trail at (RCC) became “Trick or Treat on the Trail.” This kid-friendly event, according to Wylie Bell, Director of Marketing and Communications at RCC, was organized for members of the President’s Club of RCC and their families.
“Admission was free to President’s Club members and two guests,” Bell said. “This is just one of several exclusive events being planned for President’s Club members.”
Bell added that the event was also open to students and RCC employees for a nominal fee of $2.
“This event is the first event for the President’s Club,” explained Dr. Hal Shuler, Associate Vice President of Development at RCC. “The Club’s goal is for RCC to strengthen the bond with our hometown communities and alumni.”
Attendees enjoyed a hay ride up to the trail’s entrance, where they enjoyed complimentary popcorn and trick or treat stations throughout the trail. The stations depicted the various departments and programs of the college in both decoration and costume.
Many stations went above and beyond to draw interest in their field. Annie Harden, program coordinator for the Mechanical Engineering Technician Program, designed and made her MakerBot costume.
“Basically, you can draw anything in CAD as a 3-D model, send that to a MakerBot file, and the MakerBot will print it out, continually layering the plastic until the part is made,” Harden described.
Annie Harden in her self-made MakerBot costume.
Kristen Stuteville, of the Campus Crusade for Christ, played her guitar and sang, while the rest of her group manned the station.
Guests enjoyed the enthusiastic presentations at the various stations throughout the trail.
Shuler said that the turnout for the first event of this kind for RCC lived up to, and exceeded, expectations.
For more information about membership in the President’s Club, visit www.richmondcc.edu/presidents-club.
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