NORTH CANTON  Hundreds of superheroes, witches, goblins and other costumed trick-or-treaters were mulling around inside the Barrette Business and Community Center at Walsh University on Oct. 26 to enjoy the annual Trick or Treat in the Residence Halls.

The annual event is a collaboration between the Education Club at Walsh and the Residence Life group. T.K. Payton, director of residence life at Walsh, said the event has been an annual activity since the 1990s. She said it’s a great way to get people on campus and for the Walsh students to connect with the community.

"The students living in the dorms donate all of the candy they handout every year," Payton said. "Almost every floor of all of the dorms are participating this evening. The kids and the families enjoy the evening and having a safe environment for trick or treating. Plus, the Walsh students enjoy the opportunity to connect with the community," she said.

The kids and families met in the Barrette Center before walking through the residence halls for treats. The kids could participate in several activities before going door-to-door. Activities were coordinated and run by Walsh education students and included face painting, storytelling, crafts, a photo contest and a bake sale.

Payton said Walsh also asks for donations from the families for a non-profit every year. This year the donations went to Tiqvah Hands of Hope from Canton. The organization is an after-school enrichment program for Canton City Schools.

The event is free every year but does require registering in advance.