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Trent University Raises $60,775 for the United Way

United WayGhouls ruled yesterday during the announcement that the Trent community raised $60,775 for the 2005 United Way Campaign.

The unveiling of the grand total, part of the annual Halloween Costume Challenge at Blackburn Hall, surpassed this year's campaign goal of $53,000 by more than $7,000.

Costume prizes were awarded at the event. The top individual costume prize went to Jamie Trombley, who dressed up as Red Green. The Registrar's Office took top group costume prize while the Student Affairs and Housing Office won for best office decoration with their saloon theme that featured cowboys, saloon girls and two real horses transported to campus just for the event.

United WayThe "honourable" Sybil Nunn, administrative and planning assistant in the Communications Office, presided as costume judge. She withstood tongue-in-cheek "bribes" of beef jerky, hot sauce and a free pass to heaven and handed out carrots – due to a shortage of pumpkins – to prize winners. Following the costume challenge, the raffle for donated themed gift baskets was held.

Among the 28 creative baskets donated this year were three provided by the outside contractors working on the DNA Building construction - two tool baskets and a kitchen basket complete with an electric wok, set of knives and a cookbook. Combined with baskets donated from departments throughout the University, it was an extraordinary show of support for both Trent and the United Way.

Thanks to all those who supported this year's United Way Campaign!

Posted November 1, 2005


































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