Fourth Pawloween Set for Oct. 28
Oct. 19, 2023
FLORENCE, AL – The fourth Pawloween trunk-or-treat event, sponsored by the Town and Gown Task Force on behalf of the City of Florence and the University of North Alabama, will be Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. until noon on Wood Avenue in Seven Points.
“The intent behind the event, which began during the global pandemic, was always to move throughout the city so that different areas could experience Pawloween,” said Justin McGill, a member of the Town and Gown Task Force and the primary event organizer. “We have enjoyed working closely with the businesses along this portion of Wood Avenue, and we are excited to have the community join us once again.”
Pawloween began in 2020 as a way to provide a safe, distanced trunk-or-treating event. Since then, it has evolved into an annual Halloween event that attracts hundreds of families to trunk-or-treat with departments from the City of Florence, areas of UNA’s campus, and others from the community.
“Pawloween has become a beloved community event that brings all aspects of the city and the University together,” said UNA President Dr. Ken Kitts. “Further, it serves to build upon the strong relationship we enjoy.”
The event is open to Florence-based businesses; registration is available at this link. In the event of inclement weather, Pawloween will be moved to the banquet halls of the Guillot University Center on the UNA campus.
About The University of North Alabama
The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/