Nevis PTA costume contest goes virtual

Tanner Marcussen was the first contestant to enter the Nevis PTA virtual costume contest. He is a preschooler at Nevis Elementary. Submitted photo.

The Nevis PTA costume contest is accepting entries through October 29.

“We realize that many children may not be participating in traditional Halloween festivities this year, so we wanted to give children the opportunity to show off their costumes,” PTA co-chair Kaitlin Weckworth said.

Children in PreK through sixth grade are encouraged to participate with a signed photo release form so they can be featured on the Nevis PTA Facebook page. There will be gift certificates from local businesses for first, second and third place winners. Judging will be done by a vote by PTA members.

Enter by submitting individual photos through the Nevis PTA Facebook page or email them to

All entries must be submitted by Friday Oct. 29 for judging.


Winners will be announced on Halloween and prizes will be mailed to winners the first week in November.

The PTA rock hunt is still on, although children will need to bundle up as they search for the rocks to win prizes.

“We’re going to have to be very strategic as to where the rocks are placed,” Weckworth said. “Lucky the rocks are hot pink and bright blue and they haven’t been placed yet. We’re not hiding the rocks until Sunday. Rocks might have to be hidden on the edge of something or in a tree, somewhere that kids can still reach them but off the ground. We’re going to have to be creative for sure. We can plan accordingly as to what we think the season should be, but Mother Nature always has her own ideas. With everything covered in white, the ghosts will get lost out there.”

Lorie Skarpness has lived in the Park Rapids area since 1997 and has been writing for the Park Rapids Enterprise since 2017. She enjoys writing features about the people and wildlife who call the north woods home.
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