Families and Kids Show up in Big Numbers for HalloVISTA

The fifth annual HalloVISTA brought hundreds of families and their children on a beautiful warm day to Northwest Vista College on Oct. 19.

The purpose of this free event is to show the college to the community and get them to see the campus “beyond the trees.” It’s estimated that about 2,000 people took part in activities that included a haunted house, games, bounce houses, vendors, and costume contests. At sundown, visitors got to see the movie, “The Addam’s Family” overlooking the lake.

Every year, the Northwest Vista College Marketing & Strategic Communications team puts the event together with help from different departments throughout the college, as well an army of  volunteers. This year, the event attracted its largest amount of vendors and organizations featuring product or services.

A record number of trick or treaters also lined the bridge to Live Oak Hall for candy. NVC’s PTK donated 160 bags of candy and another 40 bags of candy were purchased during the event.

“Each year we strive to put on a fun and welcoming event for the community,” said Lisa McDaniel of NVC’s Marketing & Strategic Communications and coordinator of the event. “This year’s event was no exception. We had a large crowd and a lot of positive feedback. We invite faculty and staff to get involved even more for 2020.”

Next year the event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17. To get involved, contact Lisa McDaniel at lmcdaniel5@alamo.edu


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