‘Fright Night’ offers cash prize for best costume

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the African Friendship Association (AFA) are hosting a dance called “Fright Night” at the Ensminger Pavilion, a safe place to get down and dance the night away.

This event will have a costume contest for a cash prize, so attendees should come prepared with a costume.

The profit made from the dance will fundraise for a bigger event that Alpha Phi Alpha hosts in the spring called the “Miss Black and Gold Pageant.”

This event was created to appreciate and empower black females on campus.

AFA is using their portion of the profit to fund “African Night,” an event that usually occurs during Mom’s Weekend.

Yonathan Yemane, senior and president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, came up with the idea for this event and decided to team up with AFA because they have held events at the Pavilion before.

“I’m pushing for this event to be successful, a lot of work has been put into this,” Yemane said. “We’re both aiming to make it a profit, but we do want to have fun.”

Yemane hopes everyone will show up with a unique costume in order to participate in the costume contest.

The Pullman Police Department will be at the event to ensure safety and security. Yemane booked the Pavilion in May and started planning the event at the beginning of September.

“It’s a safe environment since Halloween can be dangerous for people walking around Greek row,” Yemane said. “I went as a freshman, and I had a lot of fun.”

Betel Shumet, a junior majoring in business administration and communication, is attending the event and looking forward to seeing the turnout this year.

“I’m pretty excited to see everyone’s costume and to dance with my friends,” Shumet said. “I’ve been to this event for the past two years.”

“Fright Night” starts at 10 p.m. tonight in the Ensminger Pavilion. Admission is $15 at the door.