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UDM Hosts 25th Annual Safety Street

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October 10, 2014

Pounds of Snickers, Reese’s, Hershey and Twix bars were handed out to brave little goblins and ghouls visiting University of Detroit Mercy for the 25th annual Safety Street.

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The fun and safe trick-or-treating environment was held Oct. 24 on UDM's McNichols Campus. Area school children and their families were invited to this yearly free event.

Fraternities, sororities and student organizations participate in the fun evening by decorating booths for the children to trick-or-treat. UDM students in Halloween attire distributed candy to the children and also offered free face-painting during the event. The School of Dentistry gave out free toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss.

Visiting campus this year were students from the following Detroit schools: Bagley Elementary, Palmer Park Prep Academy, Bates Academy, David Ellis Academy, Fitzgerald Elementary, Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies, Gesu Elementary, Glazer Elementary, Greenfield Union Elementary, Joy Prep Academy, Rutherford Elementary, International Prep Academy, Northpointe Academy, Vernor Elementary, Pasteur Elementary, Paul Robeson Academy, Schulze Academy-Middle School, St. Scholastica Parish Grade School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary and Stewart Elementary.

The University's School of Architecture (SOA) was the first to establish Safety Street for neighborhood children, but the event soon evolved to include the entire UDM community. Over 400 neighborhood children from grades K-5 attended Safety Street this year, dressed in their favorite costumes. It was once again a spooktacular celebration!

For more information about the event, contact the Office of Student Life at 313-993-1150.
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