Newman Community

Fr. John Croghan

Trust Treat

What is Trust Treat?

Trust Treat is a Halloween celebration bringing children from the Utica area, as well as the children of Hamilton faculty, staff, administration, and maintenance and operation employees, to Hamilton College for a safe and fun evening of trick-or-treating.

Trust Treat was established by the Class of '92 in memory of Eric Trust, a member of the class, who died unexpectedly on Halloween day during his first year at Hamilton.  In his short time at Hamilton, Eric's openness and concern for others touched many people's hearts.  It is in that spirit that we sponsor this event as a chance for all of us to join together and provide a safe and happy environment for children to Trick-or-Treat.

What can I do to get involved in Trust Treat?

Throughout the month of October you will have the opportunity to volunteer to lead groups of children around trick-or-treating, or to decorate and hand out candy in your residence hall, private society, or with various campus organizations.  Stay tuned for flyers, sign-up sheets, and our volunteer drive.  Do not miss the opportunity to dress up in costume like a kid again, to make Halloween special for some young people, and to carry on the tradition of remembering the spirit of Eric Trust.  We cannot do it without you!

Any questions?

 If you have any questions, feel free to contact Newman Council, this year's co-chair Emily Tompsett or your friendly neighborhood priest - Fr. Croghan.