Each year and during every season, Ross Medical Education Center campuses work hard to find ways to support their communities and the families in them. They do this through a variety of events and organizations. This Halloween, the Ross Medical Education Center campus in Owensboro, Kentucky had a chance to participate in the 27th Annual Trails of Treats Halloween event put on by the City of Owensboro.
This year’s Trails of Treats event was held in downtown Owensboro at Smothers park. Assistant Campus Director of Education Shafawna Fox-Baker was at the event and shared about her experience, “if I had to guess, there were at least 1000 trick or treaters in attendance.” Shafawna Fox-Baker went on to say, “our theme was,”Ole McRoss had a Farm. The Instructors dressed as farmers and the students as farm animals.” The result was plenty of creativity, fun, and laughter.
There were an estimated 70 booths at the event filled by all of those organizations in attendance. Each of the booths, which were made up of various businesses in the tri-state area, gave away thousands of pieces of candy. Instructor Linda Stone from the Ross Medical Assistant program in Owensboro said, “I have never seen so many parents get involved and dress up with their children. It was a safe atmosphere for children and an awesome family event.” Linda Stone continued by sharing that she had never seen so many trick or treaters in one location and that she looks forward to attending again next year. Ross student Melvin Stevenson shared that his favorite costume of the night was Hillary Clinton. Campus Director LaTasha Shemwell said of the event, “I was so proud that our campus was able to come together and attend this event. Several of our students are from out of the area so it was really nice to see them experience this event for the first time.”