SAE and Class Council also co-sponsored a Halloween event together at Lee Hall on Friday, October 28. With each floor was a new event. The first floor had eager face-painters at the entrance and a curious turn left behind a blue curtain was a setup for fortune-telling.
Upstairs a screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I started at the beginning of the event, and downstairs was a rather short but horrific creepy Haunted House. A whiny but boisterous Peach brought you into the elevator (the main entrance to the haunted house). After missing a few buttons with continued loud narration to the event, screams echoed from just outside the elevator doors. Below, strobe lights and dark curtains gave off a trippy and terrifying view of the basement. Zombies popped out from behind curtain’s and one in particular definitely gave the overriding chill factor of the haunted house – a zombie nurse strapped in blood-torn bandages that seemed unable to walk at a normal pace much less in a normal position (shown to the left). With arms raised and legs bent, touring UMW students darted around her towards the bright light of safety.
And to finally top the Halloweens event off, there was a middle ground between the terrors of the haunted house and the light fun of face-painting where Halloween desserts were served, such as caramel apples, puddings, hot cider, and cookies. A doughnut-eating contest was also being held where individuals had the opportunity to see who could eat a doughnut off a string faster.
Other events around campus included the Tri-Unit Haunted House, involving Ball Hall, Madison Hall, and Custis Hall, and Carving for a Cure (hosted by UPC) that raised funds for the American Cancer Society by letting students carve a pumpkin for 1$ in Ball Circle on October 28th. All events had a successful result, bringing people from all over the community of Fredericksburg as well as on campus to celebrate Halloween together.