It’s not everyday that little kids run around college apartment complexes, but on Halloween night, residents at the Station at Mill Point welcomed families from the community around Elon University to trick or treat around their neighborhood.
Wayland Miller was just one of the dozens of kids who trotted around Mill Point in search of some Halloween sweets.
“Today is trick or treat, and I’m happy I got so much candy,” Wayland said with a huge grin. “I like this place because it is a very good time and you get treats.”
Many students said they enjoyed it, too. Mill Point resident, senior Monroe Dziersk said the event gave her a sense of nostalgia.
“I missed that — I miss being a kid and trick or treating, but also experiencing it," Monroe said. "So it’s a really cool thing to be able to do as a college student."
Residence Life staff set up the festivities, which included cornhole, face painting and a basketball candy challenge: 2 pieces for a five-foot jump shot and three for making a free throw.
Residence Life also provided the candy for students to hand out, so residents could participate without spending any extra money.
Wayland’s mom, Jessi Miller, said it was their family’s first time coming to Mill Point trick-or-treat. As a parent, she said she appreciated the safety of the Mill Point complex.
“You don't have to worry about walking on the side of the street, it’s well-lit and easy to get around,” Jessi said.
Wayland went around the circle twice, accumulating more than five pounds of candy. But this wasn’t his first rodeo and had he some advice for his fellow trick-or-treaters.
“You can’t eat too much candy at night,” Wayland said, speaking from experience. “You get a tummy ache.”