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Mount to Host Safe Trick-Or-Treat Event for Thousands of LA Families

Oct. 28, 2011 -- Mount Saint Mary’s University will give away a mountain of candy to thousands of local children and their families at the College's Halloween Haunted Campus on Monday, Oct. 31. This is the 22nd year that the College has hosted the festive community event to provide families living in and around the downtown area with a safe venue to trick-or-treat.

More than 8,000 neighborhood residents are expected to trick-or-treat at the historic century-old mansions along Chester Place on the Mount's Doheny Campus. The Los Angeles Police Department will provide security at the event to ensure a safe Halloween. Mount staff will greet trick-or-treaters with candy throughout the campus, which will be adorned with Halloween-themed decorations. "The smiles on the faces of the children and their parents are so gratifying to us," says Maria Lyons, the event organizer and director of commuter services and community liaison for the College. "It's rewarding to see what joy this event brings to everyone who participates."

DETAILS: Halloween Haunted Campus will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, at the College's Doheny Campus, 10 Chester Place, near downtown Los Angeles. In addition to trick-or-treating, children and adults are invited to participate in costume and dance contests. The candy is donated each year by Mount faculty, staff, students, community partners, and local residents and businesses. More information, contact public relations at 213.477.2506.

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