Hundreds thronged Mackle Park Saturday afternoon for the annual Halloween Spooktacular. A quick look around showed the sort of sights and creatures you can’t usually see unless you first slug down a pint of Old Overcoat. Zombies, mutants, pirates, Death himself complete with scythe, wandered under and around the “air-nasium” at the park, rubbing elbows with astronauts, superheroes and lots of little princesses. But the kids were so cute, it was hard to imagine them as scary. Lola Green, age five, had too fetching a smile to make a convincing vampire, and Lauren Johnson’s Cheshire Cat makeup had her grinning no matter what she felt like.
Fiesta in PAWradise, a fundraiser benefiting the Avow PAWS Pet Program, was held Oct. 18 at the Ispiri community center on the Avow campus. The event featured a silent auction, take home portrait center, doggy fiesta fashion contest, special canine drill team performance, interactive program by Train PAWSitive, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Share your photos at participate.naplesnews.com. Submitted by naplesnews.com user djonsson#269162
he Marco Island Newcomers Club held their annual Halloween party on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The club is for women and they meet for lunch and socializing at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N. Collier Blvd. For membership information contact Janet Dickens (239) 682-1010, or Jacky Childress (440) 539-4662. Online at marconewcomers.org.
Marco's kids, and not a few parents, got to give their Halloween costumes a tryout Saturday afternoon, four days before the actual event, at the annual Spooktacular festival hosted by the city's Parks and Recreation Dept. at Mackle Park. Hundreds showed up in a wide array of personae, picking out pumpkins, consuming candy apples, watching magic tricks, and being serenaded by DJ Miguel Font in his Dracula outfit.
Florida Gulf Coast University students stripped down on Saturday in the main courtyard to raise money for charity. The Nearly Naked Mile, organized by FGCU’s chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, is a fun event to raise money for a cause.
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