At most times of the year the only candy to be found in school is the hardened wad of chewing gum stuck to the underside of the desk.
Fortunately, organizers of Lincoln City’s Spooky Spectacular have made sure there will be plenty of far more appetizing treats to go ’round at Taft Elementary School on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
The event sees the school transformed into a trick-or-treater’s delight; with a host of doors to knock on — and surprises behind each one.
Meanwhile, the gymnasium will offer a carnival-type atmosphere, organized by Pastor Mitchell Conte, his wife, Ashlee, and the Lincoln City Christian community. As well as games and face-painting, the carnival will offer a cake walk to give little trick-or-treaters a chance to add to their tally of sweet treats.
“I think it is an event that is truly for all ages,” said Majalise Tolan, secondary teaching and learn-ing administrator with Lincoln County School District, and one of the key organizers of the com-munity event.
The school setting allows students to try their hand at running some of the trick-or-treat rooms, with the Key Club junior Kiwanis getting in on the act as well as the Traveling Tigers group. All in all, Tolan said, kids will be in charge of about half of the rooms.
The Spooky Spectacular will run from 5 to 7:30 pm at Taft Elementary School, located at 4040 SE High School Drive.