WBU theatre students to trick or treat for FISH

PLAINVIEW – Theatre students at Wayland Baptist University are hoping to scare up some donations for a local charity this Halloween.

On Sunday evening, Oct. 30, student members of Alpha Psi Omega theatre honor society will be canvassing neighborhoods in Plainview in costume, gathering nonperishable food items to be donated to Faith in Sharing House.

The theatre has chosen to support FISH over the years, accepting canned foods for discounts to theatre productions in previous years and having door-to-door collections in the spring semester. The trick-or-treating event started two years ago and is now an annual tradition for the theatre group.

“I take my kids along too, and I love what it speaks to their lives,” said APO President Jennifer Riley, who helped start the event. “I know people talk about Halloween not being a Christian holiday but we are taking it back. We can do something good by doing this.”

The group has grown over the past years, and Riley estimates about 25 students will be involved in this year’s collection effort.