University of Detroit Mercy Hosts 'Safety Street'

Oct 28, 2010, 16:33 ET from University of Detroit Mercy

DETROIT, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pounds of Snickers, Milky Way, Hershey, and Twix bars will be handed out to brave little goblins and ghouls visiting University of Detroit Mercy for the 21st annual "Safety Street." The fun and safe "trick or treating" environment will be held on Friday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge on the McNichols campus. Area school children are invited to the free event, but it is open to the public as well.

Over 400 neighborhood children from grades K-5th will attend "Safety Street" this year, dressed in their favorite costumes. UDM students in Halloween attire will distribute candy to the children and also offer free face painting during the event.

To prepare for the event UDM students hold a Safety Street Facade Blowout Party, Oct 28 at 7 p.m. in the Fountain Lounge. Fraternities, sororities, and student groups participate in the fun evening; The School of Dentistry participates by giving out free toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss. The School of Architecture was the first to establish Safety Street for neighborhood children, but the event soon evolved to include the entire UDM community.

For more information regarding the event, contact Student Life at 313-578-0341.

The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with approximately 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 18 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the eighth consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwestern Regional Universities in the 2011 edition of the U.S.News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges."

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SOURCE University of Detroit Mercy