Halloween costume party to benefit THON

Shenango campus Nittany Lion statue with jack-o'-lanterns

Jack-o'-lanterns adorn the Nittany Lion statue during a past Halloween party

Credit: Penn State

A children’s Halloween party, sponsored by Penn State Shenango benefiting THON, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Shenango campus auditorium -- located across from the Sharon Post Office in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. The event is open to the public -- children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Admission cost is $1.

Kids will have fun in a safe and friendly environment while decorating treat bags for trick or treating during the party, listening and dancing to monster music, plus lots more freaky fun! Prizes will be given for “Best Costume.” Food 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 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. Penn State Shenango students are especially motivated to make a difference, raising thousands of dollars each year locally to benefit kids with cancer.

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