TRICK OR TREAT! SPECIAL HALLOWEEN TREATS AROUND THE ISLAND
A number of ghouls, rock stars, monsters, and zombies will be out and about tonight, going door to door reciting: “trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat,” in exchange for candies, treats and in some cases — money.
Halloween is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on Oct. 31 — the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day.
Here in American Samoa, there are many local businesses and organizations that are offering special “treats” for Halloween.
For the young ones, the South Pacific Academy Harvest Carnival — their biggest fundraiser for the year — is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2 at the school campus from 4p.m. - 8p.m.
A yearly event, the SPA carnival is a “must” for many local youngsters — and adults — looking to score great prizes in raffle giveaways. A number of game booths will be set up and lots of candy will be given away. A costume competition is also planned so all attendees should come dressed to impress.
And don’t worry about dinner. The SPA carnival will feature food booths offering everything from popcorn, hamburgers, and hotdogs to Korean plates and slushies.
Those looking to capture the memories of Halloween 2013 should stop by Photogenix to get their photos taken in their prettiest — or ugliest — costume. Up until 5 p.m. today, Photogenix inside the Laufou Shopping Center is offering great deals on Halloween photos. For only $8, you can get a photo that comes in a Halloween-themed souvenir folder.
In addition, your name will be entered into a drawing to win one of two candy pots filled with treats. There is no age limit, so everyone qualifies.
After getting the kids squared away, adults can unwind at the Tradewinds Hotel during the Halloween Night Bash from 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. tonight.
Entertainment will be provided by DJ Smooth and there will be lots of dancing and karaoke. Every drink purchase gets you a raffle ticket to win one of many great prizes, and if that isn’t enough, guests who arrive in costume will get a discount on their meals.
In addition, there will be a costume contest and the winner will receive a mystery grand prize.
On the east side of the island, Sadie’s by the Sea is offering special room packages that will turn any monster into a softy. The nightly rate is $120 BUT, if you book a room for 2 nights or more, the rate drops to $98 per night. A free continental breakfast is included.
Those who only want to spend one night at the beach hotel can do so for $95 (double occupancy) and this “special package” price includes a one-night stay, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (Alcoholic beverages are not included).
Fabulous prizes will be handed out for the scariest, sexiest, ugliest, and most original costumes inside the Goat Island Cafe. Prizes include a bar tab, free hotel accommodations, dinner for two, or free membership at any of the Sadie’s hotels.
Dance the night away to the sounds of a live band while enjoying a spectacular view of the ocean.
But no matter what you decide to do on Halloween, have fun, and stay safe.
Children will be out and about on their trick or treat quest, and the DPS Office of Highway Safety is reminding all party-goers not to drink and drive. If you must drink, please designate a sober driver.
The message is simple: “Don’t let your Halloween turn into a nightmare. Buzzed driving is drunk driving.”
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