Spooktacular fun!

By David F. Rooney

Every year Revelstoke’s Team Gloria stages some magnificent parties to raise money for local charities. Their Halloween Spooktacular was held on Saturday evening and — well you had to be there to appreciate all of the hard work that went into it by organizers as well as the great costumes created by fun-loving local residents.

It’s not just for fun, of course. Team Gloria stages parties like this or its annual Beach Party (it also participates in other community events) to raise money for cancer research and related causes in memory of cancer victims Glora Murray, Ruth Barry, Lorel Davis, Ed Deverall, Peggy Gould and Nancy Archambault.

Here are a few images from Saturday’s event that we hope you’ll enjoy:

Team Gloria’s 6th annual Spooktacular Halloween party at the Community Centre was a frighteningly successful event from the very start. Do you recognize this witchy lady? If you said,”Ginger Shoji” then you’re better than me! for about 40 seconds I didn’t recognize her at all. David F. Rooney photo
The Community Centre’s main room was decked out as it should be. David F. Rooney photo
There was something creepy and scary in every corner. David F. Rooney photo
There was even a disembodied head at the bar! Also in this picture are (from the left) Chris Deverall, Al Drake John Costa, Al Lehman, Mary Spencer, Dave Taylor and Carolyn Murray. They had plenty of beer, wine, spirits and Jello shooters for the ghouls, fiends and witches who attended this great event. David F. Rooney photo
Owen Sumner (left) and John Stoller (right) were frighteningly good looking Vikings while Valkyrie Ashley Sumner looked ready to transport them to Valhalla in their cardboard longship. David F. Rooney photo
Deliciously witchy looking Ashley Graham awaits friends from beyond the grave. David F. Rooney photo
Ready to rock! Costumed fun-seekers flock to the Spooktacular. This is one of the very successful events staged by Team Gloria every year. The thousands of dollars they raise at each event goes to support local charities like the Cancer Support Group. Great work by people with big hearts! David F. Rooney photo