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ADVISORY: WFU does 'Monster Mash' for 16th annual Project Pumpkin

By Pam Barrett
336.758.5237
October 19, 2004

NOTE TO EDITORS: This is a community service event for children from invited agencies. It is NOT open to the general public. Media representatives must check in at the media table in front of Wait Chapel to receive a press kit and find out which children cannot be photographed.

Wake Forest University's Volunteer Service Corps will treat between 1,500 and 2,500 children from 40 community agencies to Halloween fun at the university's 16th annual Project Pumpkin from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 28. This year's theme is "The Monster Mash Sweet Sixteen Dance Party."

Wake Forest President Thomas K. Hearn Jr. has been named this year's Project Pumpkin Marshall. Carnival games, face painting and other entertainment will take place on University Plaza (Quad) between Wait Chapel and Reynolda Hall. Costumed volunteers will escort children through residence halls for trick-or-treating.

Entertainment will include 12 different musical or performance groups, including the Demon Divas, xpress, the Wake Forest Gospel Choir and the Wake Forest cheer and dance team. Students from a Wake Forest comedy troupe will be dressed as monsters, a "mad scientist" will perform experiments and the Demon Deacon will be on hand.

Organizers will begin decorating the Quad at 5 a.m. Oct. 28. Morning show segments and interviews can be arranged.

To arrange coverage, contact Pam Barrett at 336-758-5237.


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