Sunday, November 1, 2009

Another Halloween done come and gone

BUT what memories we made......

Molly and I started off with a Pre-Halloween event on Oct30. This was an idea I came up with for our kids in Box Elder to have an extra night of trick or treating... You see ALL the kids in our little town go to Rapid City to a city wide event at the Civic Center for Halloween. It is a great thing for Halloween but we kinda get left out seeing the children. I met with the same committee that just put on the Box Elder Bash and layed out plans for another Halloween the night before the actual night of `spooks and goblins'. They thought it was a cool idea and we did it with only six weeks of planning... A special Halloween would be sponsored by local businesses in an empty building. The committee did a great job. Molly and I were the only `plain couple' to set up to give candy. All other tables were operated by the businesses around Box Elder... And then the kids came .... and came .... and came.

It was so cool. I was dressed like a pirate and gave a gold (plastic) coin with each handful of candy. I had my candy in a treasure chest. Molly gave candy with a spider ring. Molly really got into the spirit (no pun intended) of things... She was the Great Pumpkin.

Then Halloween night we had kids beating down our door; all dressed up. Some were cute .. some were scary .. and some - well I am still trying to figure out what they were..... BUT they were all great.

Now we are planning next year's Halloween to make both nights even more fun and games ... and we are adding a Haunted House. Guess who plans to run that he he he...


  1. I think you just probably made lots of friends. Great idea, and great job. Bless you.

  2. Those earrings are quite the fashion statement. he he. Sounds like you had a great time. You and Molly look so cute in your costumes. Great idea. Karen

  3. Great idea Jay. I'm absolutely amazed that you were able to do such a fabulous job in just 6 weeks! You look like you're having a blast and Molly, as usual, looks like she's enjoying herself. I love seeing the little ones on Halloween but it's getting to be fewer and fewer each year. We only had maybe 20 this year. The best one was about 10 months old, couldn't even walk, and he was dressed as a lion. He was just adoreable!