By: Emily Hinds and Connie Klimek
Friends and family of all ages came together to join IU South Bend`s Halloween Festival, “Boo to You,” on Oct. 28th.
Located on two of the basketball courts in the Student Activities Center, IU South Bend hosted a Halloween themed festival consisting of trick-or-treating, carnival games, halloween themed dances, festive treats and free pumpkins.
IU South Bend’s “Boo to You” is an annual event that is not only open to the campus community, but also open to the South Bend community. Families are welcome and encouraged to come, as many of the activities are catered for family-friendly fun.
The IU South Bend Tap and Kickline also joined the festive fun by performing and teaching a dance to share in the event’s silly and spooky spirit. The tappers danced to “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” “Teddy Bear” and later got the crowd involved by teaching “The Monster Mash.”
From dancing and snacking to playing games, IU South Bend gave participants a plethora of activities to enjoy.
The “Boo to You” event lived up to its name, highlighting the “You”: IU South Bend students. The costume competition was created to accommodate students as well as community members. The competition was constructed in a manner to account for a diverse range of ages by establishing different categories which allowed scary college students a fair shot at winning a prize since cute children’s costumes tend to be a unanimous crowd favorite.
There were several creative Halloween costumes, ranging from silly to scary.
The winner of the Halloween costume contest received an IU South Bend “swag bag.” The prize contained IU South Bend spirit gear so the winner could represent the school while looking their best.