Scores of youth, male and female, of all ages and sizes, from throughout Central and South Eleuthera were out at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on The Banks Road in Governor’s Harbour on Saturday night, October 26th, for the Spooktacular 2019, sporting any number of costumed ensembles, from the fairy tales to the frightening.
The annual event, now in its’ seventh year, is held by the Rotaract Club of Eleuthera in partnership with the Levy Preserve and volunteers from The Island School, as a fundraiser for Rotaract’s community service projects.
The Halloween themed – social night had the standard servings of delicious food and treats, an ungraded scary adventure along a newly imagined fright trail, and a colourful Spooktacular costume fashion face-off.
Heidi Johnson, Manager at the Preserve, commented in 2018, that they were anticipating a bigger and better event in 2019, with even more fear factor, and the hosts did not disappoint. Particular emphasis had been placed on the coordination and timing with the signature Spooktacular Trail, to make sure that everyone who wanted to, got a chance to experience it, and that things ran as smoothly as possible.
Justin Taylor, Rotoract president, commenting on the overwhelmingly successful evening, shared, “We’ve been doing this now for the last seven years, and it’s a must do for the kids.”
The evening climaxed with the costume faceoff, and as opposed to last year’s ear-ringing crowd judging, three silent judges decided the top costumes in the children’s and adult’s categories.
The many parents who accompanied many of the younger attendees at the event this year, sat back and relaxed, and seemed to fully appreciate the night of family-friendly, scary fun.
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