The Foster Recreation Center held its annual haunted trail on Oct. 21, bringing back the Halloween-themed tour through the lower levels of the building.
A prize table, refreshments and music were provided in the gymnasium for the over 550 students that attended the event. A group of three-to-six students were guided by an FRC tour guide through the “murder hallway” to the swimming center, locker rooms, and emergency halls before going out through a lower patio exit. Actors dressed as zombies, clowns, drowned bodies and more were met with shrieks around every corner.
After two months of joint preparation between the FRC and Student Activities Council, 300 FRC employees from all departments decorated, guided and scared small groups of attendees from 8-11 p.m. on Thursday. Volunteers from Greek Life, the Multicultural Resource Center and the College of Arts and Letters received community service hours by creating advertisements and makeup looks for the event.
The workout facility’s upper level was closed at 5 p.m, two hours prior to the event, to prepare the basketball gymnasium and elevator that holds guests before entering the trail. Alongside the aging and deterioration of the hallways in the FRC basement, the event is kept away from the workout and sports equipment in order to avoid damages.
Special event lead Drew Minnis was in charge of organizing the 2022 Haunted Trail, in addition to other campus social events including Eggstravaganza and FRC’s End-of-the-Year Celebration. Minnis said his favorite memory of putting together this Halloween event is getting to see all of the FRC employees come together.
“It’s not often you get work with many other people here,” Minnis said. “The team members in Aquatics and people out [of the building] never see each other. The Haunted Trail is different.”
Content prefaces can be found on the Rec Center promotional videos, put together by marketing and videographers for the event each year. You can find these and more information regarding the prizes and future FRC events on their Instagram, @msucampusrecreation.
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