Potsdam WLax Team Volunteers on Fright Night

It's become a long standing tradition for the SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team. Every year during the week of Halloween, the Bears set aside some time to volunteer in the community and entertain kids in a festive celebration of the holiday.

Taking place in the town of Potsdam, hundreds of children gathered to experience "Fright Night", an event that blocked the roadway off from traffic from 1 to 35 Market Street to ensure safety.

Reaching participation from at least 17 vendors, businesses did their part for the kids and the community by returning with street dance performances, treasure hunts, the Great Northern Printing "paranormal activity" event, offers of free cookies and beverages and a free jack-o-lantern walk on Raymond Street where jack-o-lanterns were lined up along the street.

And, of course, there was plenty of candy to give away and plenty of kids donned in costumes to create a truly spooky atmosphere.

Potsdam athletes set up at both Misty Hollow to take part in face painting and Isle View for games such as pin the nose on the pumpkin from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

"We've been volunteering for at least eight years since Fright Night first started," said Potsdam women's lacrosse coach Lauren Bruce. "Many of our athletes, especially our education majors, like to be around and work with the kids. Ultimately, it's just really fun because it's Halloween. So, it's just as fun for them as it is for the kids."

2013-10-28



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