October 19, 2016

Approximately 1,400 pounds of Twix bars, Three Musketeers, Hershey’s and other candy were passed out to little princesses and ghosts during University of Detroit Mercy’s 27th annual Safety Street celebration, Oct. 28. More than 550 children from all over the Detroit area came dressed in their favorite Halloween costume.

Detroit Mercy students dressed for the festive activities passed out candy to children from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Fountain Area on the McNichols Campus. Fraternities, sororities and other student organizations each decorated a booth for their organization for the children to trick-or-treat from booth to booth.

All children are invited to the free event, and not only did children receive candy, but they also had their face painted. In addition to the fun, students from Detroit Mercy Dental handed out free toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss to all of the little goblins and ghouls.

The School of Architecture was the first to establish Safety Street for neighborhood children; however, it quickly evolved into a huge event within the Detroit Mercy community. Many organizations and other schools surrounding the McNichols Campus are invited to participate in this event.