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Georgian Court University Holds Annual Halloween Celebration

Lakewood, N.J., Oct. 4, 2012—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 welcomed to enjoy Georgian Court University’s Halloween celebration on Thursday, October 25. The university will host this “spooktacular” event from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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.

“It’s a great option for trick-or-treating with your children and grandchildren in a safe environment,” says Erin McCarron, student activities coordinator. ”It’s a completely student-run event, and the GCU students have just as much fun as the children who attend.”

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 22, 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 announced in May 2012 its transition to become a fully coeducational university in 2013. Today, the university serves more than 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in both 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 One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge and at the New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall.

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