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Campus enjoys Halloween Makers’ Market

Abigail Troth
The Halloween Makers’ Market was held on Oct. 27, with many student creators showing up to sell their wares. One maker’s table featured bracelets, drawings and bookmarks.

On Friday, Oct. 27, the USM campus was filled with excitement as faculty, staff, and students collaborated to create a Halloween Makers’ Market that left everyone enchanted. The Union and the Hatchery collaborated to organize the event, which provided a unique and enjoyable way to celebrate the autumn season.

The Halloween Indoor Market was held in the Union on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and was a huge success, attracting a diverse audience of students, faculty, and local residents. The event was designed to provide a secure and enjoyable environment for the community to support creativity.

The market had a diverse range of vendors, who exhibited a range of products, including Halloween-themed items. From handmade crochet and jewelry to a variety of tempting treats, the market catered to all tastes. Students were observed admiring the locally made decorations, purchasing decorations, and sampling delicious Halloween-themed snacks.

“I adore this market,”  Olivia Stringer, a USM sophomore remarked. “I purchased some crystals for my friends. I enjoy supporting small businesses, and who doesn’t deserve a small treat right before Halloween.” 

Stringer also stated that this event encouraged her to put some of her own creations out in the future.

The Halloween Indoor Market was not only about having fun and playing games, but it also had a charitable aspect. Some vendors chose to donate a portion of their profits to local charities, making the event not only a festive celebration but also a way to give back to the community. This sense of community spirit was truly heartwarming.

Local students and artists were given the opportunity to showcase their abilities, with several artists setting up booths to sell their artwork and creations. Their works ranged from eerie paintings to intricate resin creations, highlighting the creative talent that thrives on the USM Campus.

Southern Miss Student Affairs conveyed their gratitude through their Instagram post, saying,

“Our Halloween Makers’ Market was a huge success! Shoutout to the talented students, staff, and faculty of Southern Miss who were brave enough to put their products on display – some for the first time! Thanks to those who attended in support of these creative makers!”

The success of the event can be attributed to the collaboration between Southern Miss Student Affairs, The Union, The Hatchery, the American Marketing Association, local vendors, and the enthusiastic participation of the USM community. It provided a secure, fun, and inclusive environment for everyone to celebrate the Halloween season.

As the Halloween Makers’ Market drew to a close, both students and attendees departed the premises with bags brimming with delightful treats, their hearts filled with happiness, and a newfound appreciation for the festivities. The Halloween Makers’ Market was a true testament to the USM campus’s ability to celebrate the season with style and just the right amount of fright. With the resounding success of this year’s event, it’s safe to assume that the tradition will continue to captivate and thrill the USM community for many more Halloweens to come.

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