Greek Life hosts Spooktacular for Lewisburg Community

Emily Barlow, Staff Writer

The University’s Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council came together on Oct. 28 to host Spooktacular, an event where families from the Lewisburg community participate in Halloween-themed games and crafts at the MacDonald Commons. All eight of the University’s sororities and several of the fraternities on campus contributed to the event.

Parents and their children in costumes circled around the Commons to partake in different activities with fraternity and sorority members. The activities offered included face painting, limbo, bean bag tossing, slime making, eating donuts off a string, painting pumpkins, coloring, making lollipop ghosts, pinning bow ties on a skeleton, and making snack monsters.

“We chose to paint faces because we thought it would be fun to contribute to the kids’ costumes and their Halloween spirit. We have painted a lot of pumpkins and images relating to kids costumes so far,” Alpha Delta Pi Panhellenic Delegate Donna Calia ’19 said.

The costumes worn by children were a mixture of timeless classics like a pumpkin and a dragon, and current popular characters like Dash from the “Incredibles” franchise and Marvel superhero Iron Man.

Academic Assistant of History Liz Loss, her husband Jedd, and children Colbie and Calen attended Spooktacular for the first time this year.

“We usually stay at home because [Colbie and Calen] like to answer the door and pass out candy to Trick-or-Treaters,” Loss said. The kids enjoyed the event as it served as a “pre-Halloween” trick-or-treating experience.

Sigma Chi President Niko Spyropoulos ’19 helped kids play bean bag toss, where the kids took turns throwing bean bags into a wooden cut-out of a jack-o-lantern. Spyropoulos said he likes events like Spooktacular where he can interact with the Lewisburg community.

“Spooktacular is a great opportunity for the members of the Greek community and members of the Lewisburg community to become connected in the spirit of Halloween,” Spyropoulos said.

The event kickstarted the Halloween festivities for both students and members of the Lewisburg community and surrounding area.

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