UNC students took to Franklin Street Wednesday night to celebrate Halloween, but they weren’t the only ones to celebrate.
A group of students also brought Halloween festivities to children who couldn’t partake in the usual trick-or-treating fun.
UNC Dance Marathon, the student organization that annually raises money for families with children in the N.C. Children’s Hospital, hosted Halloween activities at the hospital Wednesday.
“Not only do we want to provide financial support, but emotional support as well,” said Molly Sutherland, publicity committee chairwoman for Dance Marathon.
Activities included costume-making, facepainting, a mummy-making station and arts and crafts.
Danielle Bates, director of communications at the Children’s Hospital, said she was happy to see how the children reacted to all the activities.
“We have kids that come in every day of the year that miss milestone events,” Bates said.
“It really means a lot that the children can be included in the Halloween festivities because they get the opportunity to celebrate along with every other child.”
Dance Marathon provided fabric for the children to make superhero capes in keeping with this year’s Dance Marathon superhero theme. Some children even wore their own costumes.