Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Little ghosts and goblins and their parents are invited to enjoy a Halloween extravaganza filled with candy, hay rides, carnival games, and much more at Prairie State College (PSC). The free family event will be held on Friday, October 31, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Prairie Center gym, located on the college’s main campus, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights.
“This event provides children of the community a fun and safe place to celebrate Halloween,” said Strafford Westgate, deputy director of PSC’s Campus and Public Safety. “We encourage everyone to dress in costume and enjoy Halloween with their friends and neighbors.”
The 12th annual Halloween Family Fun Fest is for children through age 12. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. In addition to fun and games, the Chicago Heights police and fire departments will make safety presentations about fire and personal safety.
The fest is organized by the PSC Department of Campus and Public Safety in conjunction with PSC students, faculty, and staff. For more information about the event, call the college at (708) 709-3500.
PSC Hosts Film Discussion to Honor Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, as many as five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
November is national Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. To help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s, Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a screening and film discussion on the tragic comedy, The Savage. The film stars Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman as adult children who care for a parent with dementia. The screening and discussion will be held on Thursday, November 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., in the Heritage Community Bank Room located on PSC’s main campus, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by calling (708) 709-7919.