SHERMAN, TEXAS —The 14th annual ’Roo Boo at Austin College, hosted by the local chapter of Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity, will be held Thursday, October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Sid Richardson Center of the Robert T. Mason Athletic-Recreation Complex, off Brockett Street and just east of the football stadium.
Children 12 and younger are invited to wear their costumes to this free event. Parental supervision is required.
The event is a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating and will include more than 35 carnival-style booths with games, as well as a bounce house. There will be plenty of free candy and activities available.
Local businesses are asked to make donations of gift certificates for the Austin College event by contacting Alpha Phi Omega event organizer Maxine Zhou at (214)-998-6011.
In addition to the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, student organizations taking part in the event include the Austin College Observer, Alpha Delta Chi, Amnesty International, Aussie Dance Team, Asian Student Association, Biology Interest Group, CAB, Catholic Student Association, Cheer, Classics Club, Delta Omicron & Alpha Psi, Delta Phi Nu, Drake, ECOS, English Country Dancing, French Club, Gamma Gamma Gamma, German Club, H.E.A.T., ICA, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kappa Gamma Chi, Lambda Chi, Los Amigos, Muslim Student Association, Omega Zeta, Philosophy Club, Phi Kappa Omega, Premed Society, Rotaract, Rho Lambda Theta, Service Station, SIO, Society of Physics Students, Theta Sigma Chi, Zeta Chi Beta, Xi Epsilon
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives.