Department of Recreational Services Presents Annual Haunted wRECk Family Event on Oct. 24

Kent State University’s Department of Recreational Services is presents Haunted wRECk, its annual Halloween community event, on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Haunted wRECk is a free trick-or-treat costume party for families with children 12 years and younger.

The event begins at the Kent State Student Recreation and Wellness Center, where children will collect candy from six different themed areas. Each of the areas will depict a different fairy tale this year, but the fun doesn’t stop there!

Families are then invited to hop aboard Lolly the Trolley for a creepy cruise to the Kent State Ice Arena. Various Kent State student organizations will hold “trunk-or-treat” in the parking lot at the ice arena. After families have visited all the participating vehicles, they are encouraged to venture into the ice arena for one last themed area and complimentary pizza and snacks.

Although Haunted wRECk is a free event, the Department of Recreational Services is collecting donations this year for Flash-A-Thon to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital.

“Last year, we had more than 800 people attend,” says Abby Millsaps, marketing coordinator for Kent State’s Department of Recreational Services. “If each family donated $1 per family member, we could make a huge difference in the lives of the patients and families at Akron Children’s Hospital.”

All children must be accompanied by an adult during the event. Individuals 18 years and older must present a photo ID for entry.

To learn more about Haunted wRECk, visit

POSTED: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:21pm
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