Union Program Council to host Halloween Spookeasy

The Halloween Spookeasy will take place at JP's in the K-State Student Union on Oct. 30. (Photo by Cooper Kinley | Collegian Media Group)

The Union Program Council will host a Halloween Spookeasy from 7-10 p.m. on Wednesday at Union Station by JP’s.

“It’s basically kind of a spin on a speakeasy,” said Andrew Marsh, UPC graduate adviser and graduate student in business administration. “In the ’20s during Prohibition, they had this thing called speakeasies where people would sneak into these night clubs and drink when it was illegal.”

The event is open to Kansas State students and the general public. Marsh said the goal is to create an alternative to traditional Halloween parties.

The Spookeasy will feature a specialty menu from JP’s with free chips and salsa.

“Even though there [will be] alcoholic drinks present, you can still feel very comfortable in this event without it,” Marsh said. “We don’t want anyone to feel like, because it’s a speakeasy, we don’t want it to be immediately associated with alcohol.”

There will be a costume contest, and all attendees are encouraged to dress up for the event.

“We thought with it being a day away from Halloween, we have to incorporate a costume contest, naturally,” Marsh said. “So we decided to do that and that’s advertised and the prize is a $30 gift card to Union Station.”

There will also be games that attendees can play, and a photo booth will be set up at the event for people to use.