Hundreds of Evanston and Chicago-area children clad in princess attire and animal-wear crowded Norris University Center on Thursday for Project Pumpkin, a two-and-a-half hour event of indoor trick-or-treating, face painting and dozens of other Halloween festivities.
The annual fall event, which took place from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., is sponsored by the Northwestern Community Development Corps, a student organization dedicated to building mutually beneficial relationships between Northwestern and Evanston and Chicago-area communities. NCDC members and volunteers transformed the second floor of Norris for the Halloween event, complete with scary decorations, volunteers dressed in outlandish costumes and a haunted house.
“This is probably one of my favorite days of the year,” NCDC Co-Chair Rachel Rosen said. “It’s just always so much fun. We usually have about 1,000 kids total, both from our volunteer sites and the Evanston pants.”
(Editor’s note: This article incorrectly stated the number of children participating in Project Pumpkin. The article has been edited with the correct number. The Daily regrets the error.)