Cut out pumpkins surround Penn State Shenango's Lion Shrine area

The campus Lion Shrine area was the home of several jack-o'-lanterns placed there after a Halloween party held at Penn State Shenango

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Penn State Shenango Halloween Party to benefit kids with cancer

SHARON, Pa. — Penn State Shenango’s Students Benefiting THON organization will host its annual Halloween Party from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 27 in the Shenango campus auditorium located across from the Sharon Post Office in downtown Sharon. The admission cost is $2; children two and under are free. The event is open to the public; children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent.

Kids and teens will have fun in a safe and friendly environment while decorating trick or treat bags, creating face masks and participating in a scavenger hunt. But the fun doesn’t stop there — partygoers will also enjoy face painting, a photo booth, music hosted by a live D.J., and free candy. Prizes will be awarded for the “best costume” in various age groups. Food and crafts will be available to purchase. All proceeds will be donated to THON.

THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, where students passionately raise money to create awareness opportunities, fund research, and assist families struggling with the fight against pediatric cancer. Since 1977, when THON was first established, Penn State students have raised millions of dollars for the Four Diamonds Fund. This effort engages more than 15,000 students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Penn State Shenango students are especially motivated to make a difference.

“We are very excited to host our first fundraising event of the year,” said Shenango Campus THON Chair Allison Owens. “We will also be hosting our annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser in January and have some other smaller fundraisers planned throughout this semester.”

For more information about this and other THON events, contact the Penn State Shenango Student Affairs office at 724-983-2836.