The 6th annual Superior Spooktacular kicked off October 22nd

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Traxx Nelson-Kavajecz

Kelly Schoen and her son Braxton, standing next to their home at 2119 Ogden Avenue after they finished decorating for the “Haunt Your House” competition.

By Traxx Nelson-Kavajecz, Reporter

As Halloween is rapidly approaching so are the final events of the 6th annual Superior Spooktacular.

The Superior Spooktacular is a Halloween themed city-wide event held annually on the 3rd week of October. Since March, many city-wide events have been canceled due to Covid-19.  

“We did not want to cancel this year’s Spooktacular. We thought that it was important to give the people in our community something to look forward to and something to celebrate this season,” Spooktacular chair Carolyn Nelson-Kavajecz said.

The committee decided to put on events this year that would be fun and allow people to stay healthy and safe at the same time.

This year the event kicked off earlier than normal with the “Haunt Your House” competition. Citizens of Superior were encouraged to decorate their homes for Halloween and the homes were judged starting Thursday, Oct. 22, through Saturday Oct. 24. A map of the houses was posted on the Superior Spooktacular Facebook page so that people could drive by them and vote for their favorite haunted house. Winners were announced on Monday, Oct. 26.

Kelly Schoen, a participant in the Haunt Your House competition said that she normally does not put this much effort into decorating her house for Halloween, but due to Covid she has had to spend more time at home; therefore, her and her kids put more time into decorating for the contest. Kelly has friends of hers who live in the city of Superior that have not decorated for years.

“They went all out with decorations this year specially for this contest.” Schoen said.

According to Nelson-Kavajecz, there were 21 homes participating in this event. “It was an amazing event and we can’t wait to see what it will turn into in years to come” Nelson-Kavajecz said.

On Saturday, October 24, Grandma’s Marathon hosted the North End Nightmare two-miler and the kids Spider Dash on Tower Avenue in Superior. Sterling Silver Studio provided a flash mob and other live entertainment through the duration of the race. Goin’ Postal held a music festival at Thirsty Pagan Pizza that same afternoon starting as a fundraiser for the bluebird foundation. Some of the featured bands included Born Too Late, John Seguin, Woodblind, Theft by Shindle, Nio, and Boomstick.

“We are excited to be a part of this event, Halloween is our favorite holiday, and it is all for a good cause” Said Taylor Shykes, a band member of Born Too Late.

The Spooktacular will conclude on Friday, October 30th with a drive-in movie in the world of wheels parking lot. The movie will be “Hocus Pocus” and it will be showing at 7:00pm and 9:00pm. The drive-in movie is free and open to the public. The World of Wheels will be providing concessions and skating to movie-goers. This entire event is sponsored by the City of Superior, the Business Improvement District, Nummi Jewelers, P&R, Kwik Trip, Discover PC, Grandma’s Marathon, Sterling Silver Studio, and Goin’ Postal.