Oct 18, 2012
By Chealsia Smedley
The chill in the air leads the way as the days counting down to Halloween slowly vanish. To get ready for the night of frights, the Ohio University Charles J. Ping Recreation Center is hosting its annual event, Planet Ping, on Friday, Oct. 19 from 9 p.m. to midnight.
In past years, the event has included psychic readings, hayrides to the Ridges and a hypnotist show. This year, the Ping staff decided to shake things up a bit.
"It was really important for me to not do the same things as last year and try to switch it up for returning students," said event coordinator Tasha Westfall.
She made both substitutions and additions to the previous year's lineup. One substitution that Westfall is excited for is the switch to a horse drawn hay ride through campus. "It's a little different, so I think it will be a huge hit," said Westfall.
Other substitutions include a tarot card reader instead of a psychic, and a dance party fully equipped with a DJ instead of a hypnotist show. The night will also include rock climbing, Halloween-themed games and free food from various restaurants such as Ponderosa, Kiser's BBQ and Wendy's. Students will also have the opportunity to carve and take home a free pumpkin.
Planet Ping is free for students and is designed to be a safe and fun way to get into the holiday spirit.
For more information about Planet Ping and other Charles J. Ping special events click here.