Preparing for scaring at the Halloween Spectacle

MARQUETTE — Halloween will soon be on its way, and volunteers are working hard to prepare for the 4th annual Halloween Spectacle in Marquette.

This year’s theme is “Moonlight Mayhem”

The event is family friendly, but offers more for those looking for a scare thrill. The dancers, contortionists, skaters, aerialists, costumes and everything else that make up the show are the result of a huge community–wide endeavor.

“This is a huge volunteer effort,” said Marquette DDA Promotions & Events Coordinator Tara Laase–McKinney, “we get dozens and dozens of volunteers from the participants who are actually in the show itself and creating props to all sorts of different people coming together, lending a hand and helping make this a very successful, really spooky event.”

The Halloween Spectacle takes place on Saturday, October 31st. It comes briefly after downtown trick or treating, which goes from 4-6 p.m.

The show goes from 7-8 p.m. at the Marquette Commons with processions beginning at 6:30. The event is sponsored by Upper Peninsula Health Plan and the Marquette Food Co–Op.

About the Author

Caleb Scanlon
Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.

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