President David Wippman and Alex the Mascot hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.

President David Wippman and Alex the Mascot welcomed local trick-or-treaters to Buttrick Hall on Halloween as they got into the spirit of Hamilton’s annual Trust Treat celebration.

Trust Treat, sponsored by Hamilton’s Newman Council, brings children from the Utica area, as well as the children of Hamilton faculty, staff, and administration, to the campus 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 the Newman Council sponsors the event as a chance to provide a safe and happy environment for children to trick-or-treat.


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