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Area residents enjoy "Shocktoberfest"

Oct 23 2018
Two trick-or-treaters pretend to be frightened as an inflatable pumpkin monster lowers its hands over their heads.
SYLVA No tricks-- just treats at Southwestern Community College this Halloween.

SCC’s Advertising & Graphic Design Students opened up their “Shocktoberfest” Halloween display on Oct. 31, and approximately 500 trick-or-treaters and their families toured the haunted house inside the Burrell Building at the Jackson Campus in Sylva.

It's the second year the event was opened to the general public.

“Last year we opened this event to the public and it was a huge success,” said Bob Keeling, SCC’s advertising & graphic design program coordinator. “This is a great opportunity for our students to get really creative with their designs. Each year, I am in awe of what they come up with.”

Walk-through and trick-or-treating were free. Activity and food booths from a variety of SCC clubs were available for a minimal expense.

"Our advertising and graphic design students and faculty have been staging our Shocktober event for our college for almost three decades,” said Cheryl Contino-Conner, dean of students. “We recognize the monumental efforts our AGD students and faculty put into this event and were thrilled to share their work with our larger community."

For a complete photo gallery of “Shocktoberfest” visitors, visit this link on Facebook.