Staff Halloween Party Returns on Monday, Oct. 31

The staff Halloween party returns from the dead this year with a DJ, raffle (for those in costume), pizza, sweets and a Day of the Dead altar. The party is Monday, Oct. 31, noon to 1 p.m. in Student Center ballrooms B and C.

Altars are built during Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to honor the lives of those who have passed. Creating these altars is one of the most important traditions during Day of the Dead in Mexico and in Mexican-American communities around the globe. They are often quite beautiful, constructed with love and care. After the Party, the altar will be set up in the Redwood Lounge in Stevenson Hall for the week for all to enjoy and use.

Attendees are invited to bring items for the altar, including a photo of your loved one, marigolds, salt, pan de muerto, sugar skulls, fresh fruit, a favorite food or drink of your loved one, and images of saints or other role models who were important in your loved one's life.

For more information contact Beth Warner at beth.warner@sonoma.edu.