Area children invited to Boo Bash at Peru State and Trunk-or-Treat in downtown Peru.

Area children invited to Boo Bash at Peru State and Trunk-or-Treat in downtown Peru.

October 17, 2016, 1:00 p.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429


Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College and the Peru Chamber of Commerce are hosting Halloween events for area elementary school children and their parents on Sunday, October 30 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be held in downtown Peru and on the Peru State College campus.

The event is free and open to the public. Families with small children are encouraged to attend.


Downtown Peru:

The Peru Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Trunk-or-Treat in downtown Peru starting at 4 p.m. The Trunk-or-Treat will feature a costume contest judged by Peru State students, games, a photo booth, awards for the Best Trunk and candy give-a-ways.

The costume contest judging will begin at 5:30 p.m.


Peru State Campus:

On the Peru State campus, Boo Bash begins at 5 p.m. and will feature trick-or-treating, crafts, face painting, outdoor games, snacks and other activities. Treats will be available at President Dan and Elaine Hanson’s home, directly north of the Jindra Fine Arts building. There will also be photo opportunities with “Bob” the Bobcat. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Attendees should plan to arrive on campus by 5 p.m. and follow signs to designated parking areas. The event will conclude no later than 7 p.m.


For more information, visit or call 1-800-742-4412.

About Peru State College: Nestled in the historic hills of the Missouri River, the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks” is Nebraska’s oldest college and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017.  Peru State College’s constant commitment to academic excellence has resulted in a unique and innovative mix of online, traditional, undergraduate and graduate programs.  Similarly, the college’s ongoing student engagement promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation on-campus and across the region.  Peru State College is committed to being a good steward of education, students, the region and Nebraska for another 150 years.