For Immediate Release
Contact: Gail Towns - 732.987.2266 Tara Strickland - 732.987.2291 Bookmark and Share 


Georgian Court University to Hold Annual Halloween Celebration

Lakewood, N.J., Oct. 12, 2011—Halloween is a night for carved pumpkins, costumes, and treats. But you don’t have to settle for the same boring routine. Residents of Ocean and Monmouth counties are offered to enjoy an evening with Georgian Court University for Halloween.

The university will host this “spooktacular” event from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, in the Casino building on the Lakewood campus. Activities include a ghost walk, haunted house, hayrides, storytelling, and refreshments. Guests will also be able to trick or treat on the first floor of Maria Hall. This is a drug and alcohol free event that is open to the public, and children of all ages are welcome to take part in the celebration. Costumes are not mandatory but welcomed.

“The Halloween celebration is an annual event hosted and sponsored by the Student Government Association. Both the GCU family and surrounding communities are invited to join us with their children for a safe, fun, and festive evening,” says Karen Goff, GCU dean of students. “Instead of monetary donations, attendees are asked to donate nonperishable items for a local food bank. It's a great way of bringing the community together while contributing to a worthy cause.”

Admission is a donation of nonperishable canned foods. All contributions benefit Catholic Charities, and will be distributed in the Lakewood area to help low-income families. All participants must RSVP by Thursday, October 20, to or 732.987.2606.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

# # #

© Georgian Court University • 900 Lakewood Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701 (Best address for GPS is 517 Ninth Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701) • 800·458·8422