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7988 Dean Molina and his children, Devin and Hailey, find the pumpkins they carved at Psi Upsilon Fraternity. 7988 Dean Molina and his children, Devin and Hailey, find the pumpkins they carved at Psi Upsilon Fraternity.
7985 Dean Molina and his daughter, Hailey, look through the pumpkin patch to find the ones that they carved. 7985 Dean Molina and his daughter, Hailey, look through the pumpkin patch to find the ones that they carved.
7983 Chelsea Coffey presses a temporary tattoo of Frankenstein on Nevin Rosado's hand. 7983 Chelsea Coffey presses a temporary tattoo of Frankenstein on Nevin Rosado's hand.
7980 Joshua Hartnett, Izyias DeJesus, Jaizayah Hartnett and Angelee DeJesus show off their costumes. Children and parents were encouraged to dress up in the spirit of Halloween. 7980 Joshua Hartnett, Izyias DeJesus, Jaizayah Hartnett and Angelee DeJesus show off their costumes. Children and parents were encouraged to dress up in the spirit of Halloween.
A group of children gather at a craft table to decorate A group of children gather at a craft table to decorate "pumpkins" made out of the bottom of egg crates with pipe cleaners, googley eyes, puff balls, feathers and markers.
Colin Orr and Jason Jerwick scare those who dare to enter the haunted house. The event featured two haunted houses - a mildly scary one and a more frightening one. Colin Orr and Jason Jerwick scare those who dare to enter the haunted house. The event featured two haunted houses - a mildly scary one and a more frightening one.
7973 Katie Costello, Zachary Brogie, Gregory Victarid, Stephanie Behrens and Carolina Hernandez of the Community Service Office gather in front of the University Center where Spooktacular is held. 7973 Katie Costello, Zachary Brogie, Gregory Victarid, Stephanie Behrens and Carolina Hernandez of the Community Service Office gather in front of the University Center where Spooktacular is held.

'Spooktacular' great community event

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by LISA KOCAY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Spooktacular is a free event hosted through the Lehigh University Community Service Office. It featured trick-or-treating at Trembley Park apartments, pumpkin carving at Psi Upsilon Fraternity, an assortment of 18 arts and crafts and activities, two haunted houses and food. The event was geared toward younger audiences, but remained family oriented and friendly for all ages.

Director of the Community Service Office Carolina Hernandez said halfway through the day, 439 people had attended and they were anticipating between 600 and 700.

"It's one of those days you leave feeling inspired by," she said.

The South Bethlehem community is invited to the event through the local schools.

"My favorite thing is seeing all the kids on Lehigh's campus for the first time," said student Katherine Fletcher. "They all live around here, but it's their first time coming into a building and feeling welcome."

"It's a great community event," Hernandez said. "Anytime I go out, kids know about Spooktacular. It's a great opportunity for us to open our doors and become one community with South Bethlehem."

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