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Event planners estimated that 14,000 visitors from the neighborhoods surrounding the Mount's downtown Doheny Campus enjoyed a safe trick-or-treating experience at the College's annual Haunted Campus. Revelers are pictured outside the College's historic Doheny Mansion.

Mount Opens Haunted Campus to Thousands of Local Children

Nov. 2, 2011 -- The Mount gave away a mountain of candy to thousands of local children and their families at the College’s Halloween Haunted Campus on Oct. 31. This was 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.

An estimated 14,000 neighborhood residents trick-or-treated for 20,000 pounds of candy at the historic century-old mansions along Chester Place on the Mount’s Doheny Campus, said Maria Lyons, the event organizer and director of commuter services and community liaison for the College. The Los Angeles Police Department provided security at the event to ensure a safe Halloween. More than 200 Mount staff and students greeted trick-or-treaters with candy throughout the campus, which was adorned with Halloween-themed decorations.

“The smiles on the faces of the children and their parents are so gratifying to us,” Lyons said. “It’s rewarding to see what joy this event brings to everyone who participates.”

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