Students mingled through the center of the quads Thursday night Oct. 30, picking up candy from the trunks of cars decorated with Greek symbols and tissue paper teeth.
It was the first “Trunk or Treat,” put on by the Sophomore Class Council.
Ben Melton, sophomore biology major and president of Sophomore Class, said the purpose of the event was to have fun with a group of people.
“Sophomore council always does an event in the fall, and we wanted one that was a little bit different,” he said.
Melton said he hoped people coming out of the Student Union Building after dinner would walk through the area to pick up candy. Even early in the night, the turnout was greater than he expected, he said.
Emma Kurt, sophomore biology major and vice president of Sophomore Class, said they had invited many campus clubs to participate, and that Greek Life organizations in particular threw their support behind the event.
In the end, about ten cars lined the quads, members of each organization offering bowls of candy to passersby.
“It’s just really great to have them all out here together and all the people walking through,” Kurt said. “It’s a way to mesh different cultures.”
The purpose of the event, according to Kurt, was “to get clubs out here and get the community of Union to come together around something everyone loves, candy.”
Joshua Sander, sophomore accounting major, enjoyed a cup of hot apple cider while standing in a circle of friends near the row of cars.
“There’s candy here, so I’m happy,” Sander said.
His bag was filled with M&M’s, Starburst, Skittles, 3 Musketeers and more.
“I get to see people I don’t normally see and it’s just good,” Sander said.