Annual trunk or treat draws a crowd

Photo Courtesy: Photo of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated’s Trunk

Halloween arrived Monday and with that came costumes, scares and trunk or treating.

Monday evening, the Efferson Student Union and Activities hosted a trunk or treat at the
Will Packer Performing Arts Amphitheater where all organizations, clubs and
departments were invited to decorate the trunks of their cars and hand out candy to
Florida A&M University students and children of the Tallahassee community.

Trunk or treating is an easier quicker, and more controlled alternative to the traditional
door-to-door trick-or-treating that occurs the night of Halloween. This form of candy
capturing has become highly popularized due to many safety concerns, such as
COVID-19 or, ironically, taking candy from a stranger, and makes trunk or treating more

All organizations were encouraged to dress both themselves and their vehicles in the
spookiest things they could come up with to bring the Halloween spirit to campus. To
say the least, these orgs did not disappoint. From superheroes to ghouls and goblins,
the amphitheater suddenly turned into halloweentown when 6 p.m. struck.

Leslie Bodie, a biology pre-medicine student representing Jewels, Inc., loved this
specifically about trunk or treating this year.

“I enjoyed seeing all the different people dressed up in the costumes and all the little
kids dressed up as bumblebees and ladybugs,” Bodie said. “Just being able to see all
the FAMU students come out and have fun is great.”

As students and children hopped from car to car, they were met with delicious treats,
exciting games, spooky costumes and much more spooky fun. Kamari West, an animal
science pre-veterinarian student representing the Alpha Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma
fraternity, was the host of a trunk that involved a game and prizes and appreciated its

“We are the people’s frat so you know we’re going to do anything that we can to make
sure we can hang and interact with the people,” West said. “Because we do have a
game in our trunk, I got to meet a lot of people, so it’s been very interactive, and I also
like to see people’s competitive side.”

There was music, dancing, strolling and tons of other fun to be had. Kiauna Watson, a
pre-cardiopulmonary student representing the Rattlers softball team, enjoyed the overall
atmosphere of the event and looks forward to it next year.

“We had a good turn out this year. Seeing all of the different teams and students come
out to enjoy ourselves and just be kids again is great,” Watson said. “I definitely see
myself doing this again, I love how it brought us all together.”