Tricks and Treats Come to JJC

Bring your kids trick-or-treating at Joliet Junior College on October 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.!

JJC's OPT Club Participates in Last Year's Trunk-or-Treat
JJC's OPT Club Participates in Last Year's Trunk-or-Treat

For the second straight year, JJC’s Office of Student Activities (OSA), Student Government Association and the Collegiate Club Council are hosting Trunk-or-Treat in South Parking Lot 1 on Main Campus, located at 1215 Houbolt Road.  

Children from the community and their families are invited to come in costume and enjoy treats, games, face painting, contests and more. All guests under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Though the event is free, participants are encouraged to register online.

Costume guidelines:

  • No weapons or weapon-like items
  • No masks that hinder vision
  • No costumes that may be a tripping hazard
  • No costumes that are overly scary, gruesome or demeaning
  • Shoes must be worn at all times
  • No flammable objects
  • Costumes must be family friendly   

 If costumes are inappropriate or are a hazard, participants may be asked to alter costumes or leave the event.  

Community parking will be located in South Lot 2 on Main Campus. In case of rain, the event will be moved inside to the C-Concourse.

Last year over 20 departments and clubs on campus handed out candy to more than 400 local youth. Staff members from the Academic Skills Center won last year’s contest for distributing the most candy, donating 127 pounds worth. Disability Services came in second with 103 pounds. 

OSA began this event as a way to encourage students to give back to their community. Amy Sims, coordinator of student activities and holistic wellness, said the students plan and participate in the event, giving them valuable leadership experience.

“We have many talented students on campus who care about our community,” said Sims. “It is the commitment and the energy that our student leaders provide that makes it such a great event!” 

All JJC departments, clubs and student organizations are encouraged to register a car and pass out candy. You can register your car here.

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