This year, the Spooky Walk celebrated its 35th year as a benefit to Camp Paquatuck, a camp for children with disabilities. The walk was open on Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28.
The Spooky Walk began in 1989 and has developed into one of Long Island’s most popular Halloween events. The Camp Paquatuck Fundraisers were the first volunteers, along with family and friends, to set up, dress up, and haunt unsuspecting visitors as they strolled through the camp grounds. Today, they have more than 500 volunteers who make the Spooky Walk possible.
Spooky Walk’s first weekend went really well, despite the poor weather forecast. According to Marielle Frey, Camp Paquatuck Fundraisers publicity manager, the first night attracted about 800 people and the second night about 2,800.