Trick or Treat with Greeks and Athletes
Halloween is already a great holiday since it involves so much candy, but throw in cute kids in costumes and you’ve got the perfect night.
Every year, children from the Nashville community walk around Greek row with Vanderbilt student athletes. They are usually the kids of professors, med center employees, or involved in an activity that a Greek organization sponsors (like Boys and Girls Club). Usually, this on actual Halloween night, but because Nashville was supposed to have severe weather, it was postponed to Friday night. Needless to say, I don’t think the kids minded wearing their costumes twice in one week.
At the AOII house, we gave out candy and set up a craft so the kids could draw ghosts and pumpkins. Some sisters helped decorate cookies at Lambda Chi next door, and Sigma Nu across the street blasted an awesome Disney playlist. Other houses painted faces and one fraternity even created a haunted house. An adorable girl dressed as Jessie from Toy Story even told me later that she hates haunted houses so she “kicks them,” and then proceeded to stomp around our yard.
It was so much fun getting to see all the cute costumes and even cuter kids on a huge sugar high!