BLACKSBURG – As a way to give back to the community that so generously gives to them, Warm Hearth Village’s (WHV) life enrichment department held its second annual Trick or Treat Trail at the village.
The spooky trail meandered through the campus with games, treats and interesting characters at every turn. This year a hayride was added and the entry fee was a donation of paper towels or tissues for Micah’s Pantry, an on campus store serving seniors in need.
Mardy Baker, Life Enrichment Director coordinated the event with help from staff from throughout the campus. VCOM, Food Lion North Franklin Street Christiansburg, Humana, and Virginia Tech students also pitched in to sponsor and volunteer. The event grew this year to about 600 attendees and WHV hopes to expand it further in the coming years.
“We plan a year in advance to give a joyous experience for children aged 1-100,” said Baker. “Bringing our community together to experience laughter and joy is a passion for everyone involved. We love to challenge ourselves with a new ideas and this year we raised the bar with a live action Zoltar machine and an educational oddities table, where children learned about bones, hosted by VCOM. We always want to add in an element of surprise and whimsy to everything we do to keep it fresh, without being gory. And of course, lots of candy, crafts and games along the pathway. We sincerely hope that this event becomes a tradition for our community for years to come.”
Submitted by Warm Hearth Village