Family Spooktacular returns as an outdoor in-person event


Stuart Pate

Kelli Kahl works the face painting booth at the Phi Theta Kappa event, “Spooktacular,” at Madison College’s Truax Campus.

Stuart Pate, Staff Writer

Once again, this year kids and their parents were able to enjoy in person games and candy thanks to Phi Theta Kappa (PTK).
Last year the Family Spooktacular was a simple drive-thru event because of COVID-19 concerns. On Oct. 30, 2021, it returned to a live event at Truax Campus.
Children and adults came dressed in costume and makeup as mermaids, monsters and superheroes.
Several stations were set up for face painting, superhero mask painting, bowling with large candy corn pins, pumpkin decorating, sugar skull painting and even free books. The sugar skull painting was so popular that the supply of sugar skulls ran out for a time.
According to its website, PTK is an honor society and “The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) [recognizes] Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.”
Besides some wind and the deafening sound of the occasional airplane, the event proved to be fun and successful.