By David F. Rooney
Revelstokians love Halloween! Every year hundreds of people dress up — or down — for the annual festival of good-natured fright to amuse their customers and entertain passersby.
This year was no different — even if I did flub the actual year in the headline, which just goes to show what can happen when you’re tired — as you can see from this selection of photos taken all over town:
Sarah and her daughter Tayah conducted some Halloween business with Cat Bosch at the Revelstoke Credit Union’s insurance services. David F. Rooney photo Stevie and Ashley were all about Hogwarts and Harry Potter at Conversations on Thursday. David F. Rooney photo Naturally enough, some of the customers at Conversations were good witches. David F. Rooney photo Meanwhile at Revelstoke Florists, Sheryl Ward had a distinctly Russian look. David F. Rooney photo Ooooo, I let the Grim Baker open the door for me at The Modern. That’s a scary look for you Josee! David F. Rooney photo And inside The Modern there was a well dressed crew including a Cat Girl, a Giant Peanut, a witch and a homicidal baker. David F. Rooney photo The only person in costume at Grizzly Books was Miss Marley! David F. Rooney photo The always friendly staff at CIBC had an Alice in Wonderland theme happening. Photo courtesy of Tammy Smith Cathy English poses with her Halloween pet — a rather scruffy-looking crow at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives. The archives…. is that where you found the crow, Cathy? David F. Rooney photo
Pharmasave was aptly renamed Hui-ville. Staff had a good time fulfilling their Dr. Seuss dreams from Steven as the Cat in the Hat himself to Things One through four and Andrew as Max the dog from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. David F. Rooney photo Checkout at Pharmasave was perfectly comical. David F. Rooney photo Over at the pubic library Zoe Knuff was the perfect Book Fairy, while Lucie Bergeron was a Pumpkin Witch and Kendra Runnalls had a Marie Antoinette thing going on… right down to the guillotine’s bite on her neck. David F. Rooney photo Checking in at the Aquatic Centre? First you had to get by these two witches — Megan MacIsaac and her sister in the dark arts Suzanne Grieve. David F. Rooney photo Check out at People’s was a delight with Ashly the Fairy managing the till. David F. Rooney photo Jodie, Carol, Lindsay and Patti had a good time dressing up at People’s. David F. Rooney photo Cindy and Penny were two of the staff in fine form at Cooper’s. David F. Rooney photo Tina looks ready to go on the lam at Cooper’s. David F. Rooney photo Over at Southside Grocery , Aaron looks like he was ready to party. David F. Rooney photo Spirit of Halloween was alive and well across town at McDonald’s. David F. Rooney photo Amber and Tiffany were perfectly Dead Brides at Animal House. David F. Rooney photo This was one of the most original costume sets I saw in town: The Three Blind Mice and The Farmer’s Wife at Home Hardware. Great concept ladies! David F. Rooney photo Nikki looks like a tad sad as a wall outlet. Maybe she needs a friendly electrical plug. David F. Rooney photo Even Judy Goodman, the Chamber of Commerce’s irrepressible executive director, got into the Spirit of Halloween with a Sound of Music outfit with support from Keaton the Wheaton. David F. Rooney photo Thre were no devils at City Hall, no matter what some people think. There were,however, three angels… Graham’s Angels, in point of fact! David F. Rooney photo And over at the Last Drop Captain Frank snuggled up to Kathleen the naughty demonic bartender. David F. Rooney photo Hard-working Trevor Wallach sliced open his finger at work the other day and although he didn’t wear a true Halloween costume he managed to gis his bandage a ghostly look. You get the last word there, buddy! David F. Rooney photo