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Carolina gets in Halloween spirit

This Halloween Carolina has a variety of events to help get in the spooky and fun spirit. 

Trick-or-Treat with the Greeks

The annual Trick-or-Treat with the Greeks is set for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at USC’s Greek Village.  Hundreds  of children from the Columbia and USC communities are expected to trick-or-treat, while fraternity and sorority chapters will host together carnival games such as face painting, cake walks, balloon darts, bounce houses and more.

Law school hosts annual Halloween Carnival for area homeless
The School of Law will host its annual Halloween Carnival for area children and families in need from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the school’s lobby. This year’s event is for the residents of St. Lawrence Place and Sistercare. Law faculty, students and staff transform the lobby into a child-friendly atmosphere of Halloween games, face painting and plentiful treats. 

Pumpkin carving at McCutcheon House

The fourth annual McCutchen House Pumpkin Carving Contest is returning to the University of South Carolina. USC hospitality management students will take tips from and carve pumpkins with Amy Wong, a pumpkin-carving expert and HRTM graduate student. Some students, including McCutchen House staff, will be dressed in Halloween costumes, to scare the lunch crowd. Voting will be open to USC students, faculty, staff and lunch guests. The carving starts at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, at McCutchen House on the Horseshoe (outside, weather permitting). Lunch will run from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Walking with the zombies

The annual WUSC Zombie Walk will take place Wednesday, Oct. 31. Students dressed in zombie costumes will meet on the Russell House patio at 5:30 p.m. for zombie makeup. They then will begin their march to Moe’s Southwest Grill on Main Street.

Pumpkin Chunkin’ on USC campus Saturday

High school students from across the region will compete in a Pumpkin Chunkin’ at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, on the fields next to the Solomon Blatt Physical Education Center, 1300 Wheat St. Each of the 12 high school teams has constructed a catapult, from which a ball will be flung in a competition involving both distance and accuracy. USC engineering students will referee the contest, after which the catapults will toss pumpkins for general amusement.

Students will start setting up their catapults at 10 a.m., the competition will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the pumpkin toss will take place at the end of the contest. 

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Posted: 10/29/12 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 11/02/12 @ 1:58 PM | Permalink