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Eat, drink and be scary

    By Contributing Writers. October 24, 2011 - 6:33 pm

“Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange, come with us and you will see, this our town called Halloween.”

 This intro from the epic movie “Nightmare before Christmas” describes what is coming up at HPU.

On Thursday, Oct. 27 HPU again hosts the annual Halloween Fun Fest (former Hoopla) at the Waterfront by Aloha Tower Marketplace. Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., you’ll be able to walk a scary maze, listen to a live Deejay, enjoy free food and socialize with students, staff, faculty, friends and families.

The event, one that HPU has hosted for several years, started up as a cooperative effort with the Athletic Department and the basketball team (hence hoopla) and was set up at the Blaisdell.

Last year because of schedule conflicts, the new Aloha Tower venue was found.

The Aloha Tower turned out to be an ideal spot close to HPU’s downtown campus, so the school decided to keep the Halloween celebration there and have a new name to boot. Ergo, Halloween Fun Fest.

The Athletic Department is still involved in planning the fest and is also responsible for the spooky maze that visitors walk through.

“There will be a costume contest during the evening” said Carrie Moore, assistant to the Dean of Students. “We highly encourage students and those attending to dress up in costumes.”

There will also be a special Halloween inspired performance by HPU’s prize winning cheer and dance teams.

So, Children of the Night, if you don’t have plans on Oct. 27, you know what to do:

Get your spook on and come enjoy the festivities together with ghosts, witches, zombies and other scary characters that will haunt the evening by the light of the moon.

LINDA KARLSSON
Staff writer