Students and faculty from the nursing program at South Plains College got the community excited for Halloween by hosting a Trunk or Treat. They decorated their cars and handed out candy to about 50 people from the eight vehicles participating.

With amazing Halloween decorations and characters at each trunk, the South Plains College Nursing Program kicked off the mood for the holiday. The ‘Trunk or Treat’ was an event held on Oct. 24 in the parking lot at 202 Clubview Drive to invite people around the community to enjoy themselves and get in the Halloween spirit.IMG_9084

When people arrived at the event, they were immediately greeted with candy. Each of the trunks had a different theme, and those attending could pick their favorite trunk for a drawing for whoever wanted to win a prize of a free breakfast and lunch from the TNSA. At the “Mad-Scientist trunk, nursing faculty Julie Mosley (in charge of the event), and her two sisters (Christina Williams and Lori Winegar) were dressed in their spooky costumes and offered their creative, hands-on activities to the community.

“We held the event to get out in the community and do something fun for the people around this area”, says Mosley (nursing recruiter), “We were inspired to be mad scientists, because they wanted people to touch our brains, fingers and eyeballs,”

The professors and students were more than happy to buy all of the candy for the community, even providing bags for those who didn’t bring their own.IMG_9098

The nursing students invite the community to come check out the nursing facilities and labs.

“If you want to be a nurse this is a great place to do it”, says Jeanette Barcenes (nursing student). “We enjoy taking care of people and providing the care patients need the most.”

The nurses did a good job of incorporating their gory profession into the event. They also enjoyed the break from the stress that comes with college, according to Barcenes.

Posted by Annie Golden

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