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Falvey’s Hocus Pocus Tent Puts a Spell on Trick Or Treaters

Falvey Memorial Library welcomes children to annual Halloween event.

Oct. 30, Falvey Memorial Library set up its award-winning Hocus Pocus-themed tent to greet hundreds of treat-seeking Villanova students and children. In addition to a variety of candy, Falvey staff and family tempted visitors with snacks, bookmarks, stickers, pens, notepads, and glow sticks.

Our favorite costumes were Winnie-the-Pooh, Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Batman, characters from Beetlejuice, and contestants fromĀ Squid Game.

When students realized it was Falvey’s tent, they quickly responded: “The Library is my favorite place on campus to study!” No wonder Falvey’s backdrop read, “Hocus Pocus…We Help You Focus!”


Shawn Proctor is Communications and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library.


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Falvey’s Display Wins High Praise During Tent-Or-Treat Event

By Falvey Staff

Hocus Pocus Themed Tent

Halloween is a time for spooky scares and sweet treats, and the Library staff are always excited to celebrate this high point of the fall season.

This year, of course, the campus held an event with a focus on safety as well as revelry. Tent-or-Treat, organized by Community First, allowed more than 50 student organizations and departments to deck out tents with candy and other fun giveaways. Falvey’s tent struck a witchy theme, complete with decor inspired by the cult classic Hocus Pocus and Wizard of Oz. (The Wicked Witch of the East’s legs jutted out from under the table, complete with red, sparkly Crocs.)

The Library staff also distributed a cornucopia of tempting swag, including Halloween- and Library-themed stress balls, buttons, stickers, and notepads.

The tent was tied for the best department tent at the event. Organizers especially enjoyed the execution of the seasonal theme as well as the close attention to detail displayed throughout.

Contributing members included:

  • Millicent Gaskell, Library Director
  • Joanne Quinn, Director of Communication and Marketing
  • Regina Duffy, Communication and Marketing Manager
  • Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Manager
  • Kallie Stahl, Communication and Marketing Specialist

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Last Modified: November 9, 2020