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ECDC Students Participate in ‘Halloween Literature Parade’ around the University Campus

October 31, 2013

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas- Early Childhood Development (ECDC) Center students got into the Halloween spirit by trick-or-treating across the University campus for the “Halloween Literature Parade” held Thursday, Oct. 31. Children in pre-K3 through sixth grade participated in the event by dressing-up as their favorite book character for the day.

“This event is great because it helps the ECDC feel even more connected with the University,” said Julee Murphy, ECDC Education Specialist. “Letting the kids trick-or-treat around campus is a way to show them what college is like and hopefully, instill in them the importance of higher education.”

Despite a little rain the morning of the event, by early afternoon, the campus was filled with characters like Dorothy from the “Wizard of Oz,” Cinderella, the “Cat in the Hat” from Dr. Seuss, and Peter Pan. The students began at the ECDC and trick-or-treated throughout several buildings. University faculty and staff also participated in the event by dressing-up and handing out candy.

The Halloween Literature Parade is a fun way to encourage children to read while enacting their favorite book characters. ECDC, a dual-language laboratory school for children in grades pre-K3 through sixth, is operated jointly by the Corpus Christi Independent School District and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

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