Huntsville becomes haunted tonight

Halloween night will be haunted with many things to do, thanks to a host of community and campus organizations.Many of the Halloween events will be free with plenty of entertainment, music, food and fun. Organizations hosting events include: Swing Kids, Huntsville Family YMCA, AKA Sorority, Inc., KSHU radio and the SHSU theatre and dance department.Swing Kids will host a dance tonight starting at 7 p.m. in the LSC Ballroom.”We’re trying to promote our organization and that’s why it’s free,” said Darcy Smith, Swing Kids president.The event will feature a variety of music and instructors that will teach any willing participant dance steps.”We will have swing music, Latin music, country music and 50s rock,” said Smith.Although very few of the members of Swing Kids are dance majors they do know how to have fun and are dancers because of the love of the art said Smith.”People can dance and, if they would like to learn certain dances, we will have instructors to teach them,” said Smith.Huntsville Family YMCA is hosting several Halloween events with this year’s’ “Scare on the Square.””Everything is free,” said Sandra Clifton, YMCA director.From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., kids will enjoy trick-or-treating on the square downtown. Following this, there will be several entertaining events, including free pizza and soda.”There is a lot of organizations participating and each organization is doing something different,” said Clifton.Events include pumpkin painting, games, moonwalk and face painting.KSHU radio, 90.5 The Kat, will host a party in the Old Main Pit from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The party will include a competition, food, candy and popcorn.”We’re going to have live DJs there. There is going to be a freestyle competition and costumes are welcome,” said Terry Rosati, station manager.The winner of the freestyle competition will win three recording hours in a Houston studio, said Rosati. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will host two events tonight. Beginning at 7:08 p.m., there will be a campus-wide step off in the Farrington area in which both Greek and non-Greek students are encouraged to participate.”This competition will be for people from campus who just got it together and want to step,” said Tonya Strait, AKA chairperson of the event.Following the step off, AKA is hosting a Halloween party at the Ballroom at 10:08 p.m.; which costumes are encouraged.”The price will be $3 with a costume and before 11 p.m.,” said Strait.The theatre and dance department will conclude Halloween with the final showing of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The show is being held in the Academic Building III Dance Theatre and admission is free.”There is going to be two performances,” said Sissy Johnson, secretary of the dance department. “One is at 9 p.m. and the other is at midnight.”

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