Slideshow: Colby Halloween draws trick-or-treaters

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    Colby Hall, the oldest dorm on campus, hosted the 39th annual Colby Halloween, Lexie Showalter, a sophomore Colby Hall resident assistant, said.

    Every year, each wing in the dorm is decorated with either a scary or nice theme, and a haunted house is set up in the basement, Jeanessa Harris, the director of Colby Hall, said. Children from the community as well as the families of TCU faculty and staff trick-or-treated through the residence hall.

    Courtney Merchant, a freshman strategic communication major, said the decorations took about three hours to make and another two hours to put up.

    “It’s worth the time,” Merchant said.”Everything looks so good, and the kids are so cute.”

    Aidan Stuart, whose older sister is a freshman in Colby Hall, said this was her first time attending Colby Halloween and that she was excited.

    “I had to do my homework on the way here,” Stuart said.

    Jeff Larremore, web services coordinator for student affairs, said he has brought his daughter Abby to Colby Halloween for the past six years.

    “We love it,” Larremore said. “It’s nice that the students open up their home. It’s a great tradition at TCU.”

    Abby Larremore, who was dressed as Athena, said she liked the residents’ costumes and was excited for all the candy.

    “It’s a great opportunity for residents to really give back,” Showalter said.