Mar. 29, 2017
LA MIRADA, CALIF. — Biola University will host Candyland — an alternative trick-or-treating event — for the 14th consecutive year on Oct. 31, 2015 starting at 5 p.m. The event is dedicated to serving the local community with an estimated 1,500 families expected to participate in the trick-or-treating festivities.
The women residents of Biola’s only all-female residence hall, Alpha, transform their dorm rooms and the halls into the popular Hasbro board game, “Candyland.” Each hall is decorated and children can go door-to-door around the residence hall collecting candy from the residents. Trick-or-treaters can walk through Princess Frostine’s winter wonderland on one floor and a Candy Cane Forest inspired hall on another floor.
Candyland was designed to give back to the community and every year, Biola students work for weeks ahead of time to decorate their halls and dorm room doors with butcher paper, glitter and lots of creativity to prepare for the trick-or-treaters. Candyland is one of Alpha’s most highly participated events of the year by the entire university campus.
This tradition was founded 14 years ago when a Resident Director in Alpha Hall challenged her staff to think outside of themselves and plan an event that would cater to those outside of the Biola community. The staff then came up with the idea of hosting a safe and trustworthy environment for families to come on Halloween night to do their Trick-or-Treating by going door-to-door in the residence hall.
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