posted October 17, 2006

Hope Halls Host Halloween Happenings

 A haunted hall and trick-or-treating are among the activities scheduled at Hope College for the public before and on Halloween.

The haunted hall, "Kollen's Vault of Nightmares," is being described by organizers as "a spine-tingling adventure into the depths of the 50-year-old Kollen Hall basement," and will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Admission will be $2 for the general public and $1 for those with a Hope ID. Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds going to the student-organized Dance Marathon fundraiser held on behalf of DeVos Children's Hospital.

A total of 11 residence halls will be open to young trick-or-treaters on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Children from the community are invited to visit and admission is free, although they must be accompanied by an adult.

To assist visitors to the campus for the trick-or-treating, Dance Marathon will be hosting an information tent on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. near the DeWitt Center on Columbia Avenue at 12th Street. The students will also be selling hot chocolate to help raise funds for Dance Marathon.

The participating halls are College East, Cook, Dykstra, Gilmore, Kollen, Lichty, Phelps, Scott, Van Vleck, Voorhees and Wyckoff. In addition, selected cottage housing units, those with their porch lights on, will also be hosting trick-or-treaters.

College East is located on 14th Street between Columbia Avenue and the railroad tracks.

Cook Hall is located on 10th Street between College and Columbia avenues.

Dykstra Hall is located on Ninth Street at Columbia Avenue.

Gilmore Hall is located on 10th Street at Columbia Avenue.

Kollen Hall is located between 12th and 13th streets at Columbia Avenue.

Lichty Hall is located on 13th Street between College and Columbia avenues.

Phelps Hall is located on 10th Street at Columbia Avenue.

Scott Hall is located on 13th Street between College and Columbia avenues.

Van Vleck Hall is located in the central campus, south of 10th Street between College and Columbia avenues.

Voorhees Hall is located on 10th Street at College Avenue.

Wyckoff Hall is located on 13th Street between College and Columbia avenues.