Spooktacular hosts Halloween activities for local children


Photo courtesy of the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs.

Riley King, Contributing Writer

The Bucknell Panhellenic community hosted its annual Spooktacular event on Oct. 30.

The event was located at the MacDonald Commons Lawn and ran from 1:00–3:30 p.m. Most of the Greek life organizations had a table with multiple volunteers stationed at it and was assigned a different type of costume for the volunteers to dress up as during the event. 

All of the volunteer tables were scattered with candy, games and crafts that the kids could take and participate in. Each family moved around to the different tables spread out across the lawn. It was a heartwarming experience for the volunteers and parents along with a fun-filled day for the kids. 

“It was really fun to be on the other side of Spooktacular this year holding a leadership position whereas last year I was a volunteer for my chapter,” Audrey Lee ’24, vice president of philanthropy for Kappa Kappa Gamma said in an emailed statement. “The conjoined efforts between the [Panhellenic], inter-fraternity councils and local children of Lewisburg made this event a great success. This event brought multiple communities together which enriched the connections we foster through Bucknell and local communities as well as the Halloween Spirit.” 

Devin Halliburton ’24, a member of Xi Kappa of Kappa Alpha Psi, volunteered at the event.

Spooktacular was an incredible event that was well put together by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs,” Halliburton said in an email. “It was really nice to see not only the children from the Lewisburg community but children from neighboring towns. I also think it was really cool to see all the Greek-letter organizations with smiles on their faces and just happy to be able to participate in such a big service event.” 

Phi Gamma Delta’s Head of Philanthropy Reed Signer said the experience was a heartwarming experience. 

“I thought Spooktacular was a great opportunity for Greek Life to give back to the community in such a small yet rewarding way,” Signer said. “I definitely look forward to participating again next year.” 

Greek life organizations at Bucknell said they demonstrated their devotion to philanthropy this weekend at Spooktacular and were able to connect on a deeper level with the greater Lewisburg community. 

The participating organizations were Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Chi Phi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Gamma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Xi Kappa of Kappa Alpha Psi.

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