While many people experience mild regret after Halloween—whether from too much candy or thinking that green hair dye would actually wash out by Monday—the Louisville chapter of the national alumni association had something to smile about. For the second consecutive year it celebrated Halloween by serving the community. The chapter partnered with the Society of St. Vincent DePaul to host a party for women and children living in society-sponsored apartments who are making the transition into independent living.
In addition to donating supplies and working at different booths, alumni enjoyed games, decorated treat bags and mini pumpkins, had their faces painted and participated in a costume contest. “The party is for the moms and kids, but it’s a way for alumni to connect with their families,” says Hollie Rich, the event’s coordinator and a 1998 graduate.