Fun and Festive Halloween Celebrations at Platt College
November 4th, 2014 | Natasha Englehardt
Halloween has always been a fun time of year for Platt College
This year was, of course, no different! We kicked off the Halloween festivities this year on October 25th with our first ever Art Walk & Bake Sale that took place during the Boo Parade. The Boo Parade is the only Halloween parade in San Diego that happens to take place on El Cajon Boulevard right in front of our campus! Our wonderful Controller, Marianne Taxter, went above and beyond to decorate the school festively for the parade with creepy skeletons and head stones marked with clever wordplay like, RIP Dee Zigner.
This was an excellent opportunity for us to join in on the fun with our local community and raise awareness of what we do here at the school. Several students participated by setting up tables to showcase and sell their artwork and designs. From face painting and henna tattoos to art prints, books and plushies, there was an inspiring variety of services offered by our students during the event. We were thrilled to see all the work our students had put into their displays.
One of the great things about our school is that we have a creative group of staff and faculty as well! During our Art Walk several members of our staff Serena Lewis, Claudia Ferreira and Jessica Mckenna had organized a Halloween themed bake sale where all the funds raised went to support the art programs at local schools the Language Academy and Clay Elementary. We raised almost $400 in just a few hours! Special thanks to all our staff and faculty who took the time to contribute some baked goods for our event and support a great cause.
The Art Walk and Bake Sale was just the beginning of our Halloween fun. Later in the week we celebrated Halloween during the classroom break times by hosting a costume contest! Every year we host a contest to encourage our students to show us their creative costume ideas. We pick three winners from each group who are awarded with $100, $70 and $50 for their costume designs and presentations.
The winner of our evening competition was Graphic Design student Benjamin Flake with his awesome Hellboy costume. For the morning students our winner was Graphic Design student Rachel Guglielmo who really got into character for her Gypsy costume. We also had an entire crew on Halloween that consisted of staff and students dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland.
Thank you to everyone who got into the Halloween spirit this year and showed up to class in their fun and creative costumes. Your creativity and excitement is always inspiring. If you would like to see more photos from our Art Walk and Costume Contest be sure to check out the photo albums below!