It’s back!

Reviving a beloved tradition, the Halloween costume contest returns just in time for the 2016 State Employee Charitable Campaign.
October 5th, 2016
Baylor Health Sciences Library staff members, Halloween 1997

Baylor Health Sciences Library staff members, Halloween 1997

Staff, faculty and students are invited to dress as their favorite movie characters on Oct. 27 during a costume contest and lunch fundraiser, part of the 2016 State Employee Charitable Campaign. All proceeds will benefit select SECC charities.

The lunch

Baker’s Ribs barbecue boxed lunches will be available for participants and bystanders starting at noon in the Sixth Floor Lobby. The cost of $6 includes sliced, smoked beef brisket, potato chips, pickle spear, choice of brownie or cookie, and iced tea.

The costume contest

To enter: Participants may register for the contest as individuals or as a department/group by contacting Andrea Correa at 214-828-8955 by Oct. 20. The theme: movie characters.

The day of: Arrive to the Sixth Floor Lobby at noon. Judging will begin at noon and last until 1 p.m.

The winners: Prizes will be awarded to the 1st place winner in the individual category and the 1st place winner in the group category. All proceeds from lunch sales will be split among the winners to give to their SECC charities of choice.

Please adhere to a workplace dress code when planning your costume, keeping attire tasteful and professional. Revealing, offensive or culturally insensitive ensembles will be disqualified.

About the State Employee Charitable Campaign

Now in its 23rd year, the SECC is the only state-authorized workplace giving campaign for employees of state agencies and higher education — including universities and junior colleges — throughout Texas. Offering the convenience of payroll deduction, more than $8 million was given to charitable organizations in 2015 alone.

To enroll in the campaign: By Oct. 31, log into the Texas A&M University System Single Sign On, click “SECC Enrollment,” and select your contribution option and charities of choice.

— Jennifer Fuentes