Thanks to all involved in Spooktacular — it’s how community is built

I received an invitation from a very nice young lady at the pool last week to attend the “Spooktacular” event with my children

Dear Editor,

I received an invitation from a very nice young lady at the pool last week to attend the “Spooktacular” event with my children last Sunday afternoon (Oct. 27) at Fox Run School. She explained to me about the event and gave me a handout.

When Sunday rolled around, it was cold, it was snowy and an outing was what we needed so we headed to the gym at Fox Run. We were met by a friendly ghost who did not let us pass without a donation to the food bank (a very worthy cause!).

We entered the gym to find a variety of activities awaiting us. There were well over a dozen activities to engage my four year old son and ranged from physical games, mazes and bouncy houses, to creative tasks such as making a Styrofoam cup spider, magnet making and colouring stations. Each station was well supervised by older children and young adults. The candy and treats were abundant and the fun was overflowing!

I have recently moved to Sylvan Lake and have been overwhelmed by the community spirit and engagement which is present in this community. I am thankful for the spirit of participation as well as volunteerism which seems to be “normal” for this town.

I have planned events and know that it is labour intensive with often not much appreciation. I would like to say “Thank You” to everyone who was involved in the Halloween Spooktacular! Thank you to everyone who planned this event, participated in the setup, booth manning as well as the cleanup of the location.

Thank you town for supporting these events and making them a priority. This is how memories are formed for our young ones and how community is built for us older ones. Sylvan Lake, I am thankful I have joined you … keep up the good work!

Charlyn Stanley,

Sylvan Lake