Northeast Student Clubs Get Ready For Spook-tacular


Spook-tacular 2013

Darion Hanson

Northeast Community College students are again preparing for their annual Halloween event called Spook-Tacular Children’s Carnival.  Spook-Tacular has been ongoing for over a decade and has become quite a tradition.

Spook-tacular 2013 at the Ag Complex, Northeast Community College

It is a great opportunity for the community to be safe for the holiday and still enjoy Halloween themed games and activities. Student Activities Coordinator, Carissa Kollath said, “Some parents have told me they look a lot more towards community events instead of trick or treating.” It also gives children an extra day to wear their costumes. Kollath said that Spook-Tacular brings about 1,400 people to the campus Ag Complex each year.

Spook-tacular 2013 Fruit Roulette
Spook-tacular 2013 Fruit Roulette at the Multicultural Club booth

Most of the clubs on the Northeast campus create games with prizes. Clubs come up with all kinds of games like pin the tail on the pumpkin, robot obstacle course, Fruit Basket roulette, face painting and the Pumpkin Pyramid & Cauldron toss. Money raised for the event helps participating clubs with their fundraising. Kollath also said this carnival is almost like a service project and a fun way of giving back to the community. “I think it’s a good team builder for the clubs and a fun environment for the clubs to participate in.”

Spook-Tacular Children’s Carnival is Wednesday, October 29, 2014. The festivities begin in the Ag Complex on the eastern edge of the college. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and finish around  8:00 p.m.  Tickets for the individual games and activities can be purchased at the door.

The Viewpoint Club helps kids play Pin the Tail on the Pumpkin
The Viewpoint Club helps kids play Pin the Tail on the Pumpkin