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McPherson College Teams, Organizations Plan Spooky, Fun Events Halloween Week

Ghouls playing ball, ghostly runners fighting cancer, and wee werewolves walking to Halloween activities are some of the events that McPherson College teams and organizations are brewing up for Friday, Oct. 30, in celebration of Halloween.

First, the residents of MC’s Dotzour Hall – with participation from other college clubs and organizations – will kick off the evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with the annual “Trunk or Treat” event. This year it will be held at the Wall Bicentennial Sports Complex parking lot near the baseball and softball fields.

This event is free and open to the public and will offer pumpkin painting, a pumpkin ring toss, “Poke a Pumpkin,” witch hat cookies, and a balloon pumpkin patch. Kids can also walk among the decorated car trunks in the lot and enjoy activities, candy or both from each.

Running at about the same time, the “Scare Away Cancer” 5K Run/Walk will support Women and Children Combating Cancer (WACCC) with a fun race that strongly encourages costumes, though they aren’t required.

Registration starts at 6 p.m., and a costume contest will be held before the race, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Registration is $15 for students K-12 and $20 for adults, and includes a T-shirt. Registration is at

Finally, come see all manner of Halloween creatures take to the ball diamond in the annual “Field of Screams” game between the McPherson College baseball and softball teams. Both teams will be in costume for this fun exhibition game at the Wall Bicentennial Sports Complex. The fun will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with this game that is free and open to the public.