Area Families Invited to Participate in Haunted Halls

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The Office of Residence Life is hosting its fourth annual Haunted Halls event on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The goal is to provide a Halloween-themed activity for families and children as a way for the students and employees of the campus residence halls to give back to the community.

The event will feature The Haunted House of Morrow Hall featuring the theme “Happily NEVER After: a Grimm Fairytales Adaptation;” a Trick or Treat and Frankenstein Photo Booth on the sixth floor of Bryant Place; and a “CarnEvil” in Prichard Hall.

Activities for the “CarnEvil” will include Candy in the Jar, Donut on a Stick, Bean Bag Toss, Duck Pond, Fishing Games, Face Painting, Cotton Candy and more. A costume contest will begin at 8 p.m. The categories are funniest, scariest and most original. The contest will have first-, second- and third-place winners for each category. Contest participants may enter as a college student or community member.

“The students, staff and volunteers have really raised the bar this year. We are so excited to see what the reaction is to our new ‘twist’ on the haunted house,” said Jessica Cooper, Residence Director of Bryant Place. “This is one of our favorite activities each year because we get to open our doors to the community and invite them in. During your visit, please make sure to stop by the sixth floor lobby in Bryant Place to get your picture taken with Frankenstein!”
Admission to the event is one non-perishable food item per family. Items will be donated to the campus student food bank, The Nest.

For more information, contact Jessica Cooper at or or (304) 368-7253.