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In Sellwood's 'old is new again' Community House, a celebration of Hallowe'en was the order of the day

DAVID F. ASHTON - Its an odd game: Scoring a goal with a football, using a hockey stick - but Princess Jasmine, who is really Juniper Scott, scores! - during the Sellwood Community House Spooktacular. Before the doors opened at the Sellwood Community House (SCH) on Monday evening October 28, a line of families was already patiently waiting for the "Spooktacular" to commence.

Inside, new SCH Director David Engle was helping some 25 volunteers and staffers put the final touches on their three floors of spooky fun.

DAVID F. ASHTON - At the Sellwood Community House October 28 Spooktacular, Volunteer Julie Currin helped a Spiderman-costumed youngster to spin the Wheel of Doom. What doom will he win? "We have a whole bunch of games going on, some face painting, a little picture booth – and a 'Tunnel of Terror' that our judo class put in the mat room," Engle remarked.

On the main entry floor, carnival games were set up; the upper gym was also dedicated to carnival games, played mostly in semi-darkness, adding to the atmosphere.

DAVID F. ASHTON - David F. Ashton  We came across face painting artist Vikki DeGaa making over Sellwood Community House Spooktacular guest Willow Luna. "We did this for the community, and for a fun way for everyone to get together," Engle said. "The best part of it for me is seeing the kids having fun. That's always the best part of what we do here." The Sellwood Community House is the building which until recently was operated by Portland Parks and Recreation as the Sellwood Community Center. It's now run by the neighbors as a nonprofit corporation – and they have plans for a Holiday celebration on Sunday, December 8. Details are in the Events Calendar in this issue of THE BEE.


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