Ramapo clubs and organizations dress up for Trunk or Treat

Last Thursday, the Office of Commuter Affairs and Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life held their eighth annual Trunk or Treat event. During this event, various clubs, offices and Greek life organizations decorated the trunks of their cars and invited school-age children from the community to trick or treat. 

Each car had its own fun theme. The Office of Residence Life brought “The Wizard of Oz” to life with its yellow brick road. A Moment of Magic featured a magical car of purple and gold, which featured some memorable Disney characters, such as Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” and Cinderella. The sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha created a Hollywood premiere set-up for the kids to enjoy. 

Trunk or Treat offers Ramapo clubs and organizations a way to be an active part of their community. The event was filled with the smiling faces of children, parents and Roadrunners.

“I love seeing all the happy faces on the kids when they come up to get candy. It’s a really nice event that builds community here at Ramapo,” College Programming Board President Janelle Boamah said.

Ramapo’s Greek sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma dressed up as Care Bears for this years Trunk or Treat. Photo courtesy of Bella Apgar

In addition to the fun energy from the cars, the event offered an excellent time to see some of the more popular costumes of the year. While many Barbie costumes were to be expected, the actual costume that came out on top was from the crowd-favorite summer release “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” The crowd was full of Marios, Luigis and Princess Peaches.

 “It’s so lovely!” said junior global communications major Larissa Wade. She was with the Greek sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri Sigma)’s car, decorated as Care Bears. “You’re never too old or young to enjoy something that brings you happiness.” 

Ramapo College Television (RCTV) also decorated their trunk and donned Care Bears costumes. “I feel like the range of themes is really wide, and everyone covered really great and cute themes,” said RCTV Co-President Samantha Toronto.

In the spirit of friendly competition, there is a contest that takes place during Trunk or Treat where organizations can take home the prize for best non-Greek car and best Greek car. This year’s winners were the Overlook Hall staff with their “The Wizard of Oz” car and Tri Sigma with their Care Bears car.

Being a part of events such as Trunk or Treat is an excellent experience for those going into children-specific fields. The Future Teachers at Ramapo had a fantastic time playing with the kids. “We had a lot of fun planning it and getting ready for it,” said President Haley Mathis. 

The combination of the crowd of smiling kids, buckets filled to the brim with candy and the camaraderie of Ramapo leaders and club members coming together made this was an event to remember.


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Featured photo by Bella Apgar