Halloween Entertainment for all Ages in the Historic Gig Harbor Waterfront District
Gig Harbor WA, October 5, 2011 – “Trick-or-Treat in the Harbor,” now in its 15th year, continues to be the place to be on Halloween, Monday, October 31st, in Gig Harbor’s Historic Waterfront District, where businesses will greet you while they pass out sweets and treats! Merchants will begin handing candy out at 3:00 and ending at 6:00. The singing pumpkins, “The Jack-O’s” will be back in Skansie Park. While you are there, see the Harbor Wild Watch “spooky” touch tank, and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One will have a fire engine and medic unit on Harborview for kids to see!
Photos of your trick-or-treaters will be available in the Skansie Park pavilion, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor North. Rotary will be accepting $5 cash donations to support the local Food Backpacks for Kids program.
As a part of the Halloween festivities, GHHWA is sponsoring the third annual “Pumpkin Decorating Contest,” so start thinking about unique and creative ways to adorn your pumpkin. Starting October 15, you can pick up a coupon for a free pumpkin at participating waterfront businesses, identified by a sign in their windows. Pumpkins can then be picked up at the Harbor History Museum on Tuesday, October 25 between 3:00 and 6:00 pm while supplies last. Return your carved, painted or embellished pumpkin to the Museum on Saturday, October 29 between 10:00am and 2:00pm for judging. Your pumpkin will then be delivered to a “host” business. Follow the map to participating merchants and search for your pumpkin in the Historic Waterfront District while trick-or-treating on Halloween between 3 and 6 pm. Charlie’s Produce has graciously donated a bin of pumpkins for the contest.
In order to provide a safe venue for all the many Trick-or-Treaters that come to Gig Harbor’s waterfront on Halloween, Harborview Drive will be closed from the intersection of Soundview and Judson, and around the waterfront to Stinson. Officers will be on-site to assist local traffic. We appreciate the community helping us provide a safe place for our children and families to enjoy this festive day.
This annual event draws more than two thousand people to the historic downtown and Finholm District and is sponsored by the Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Association. It is FREE and open to the public.
The Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Association is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to bringing together community and waterfront district stakeholders, encouraging economic vitality and preserving our historic character. The office is located at 3311 Harborview Drive, Suite 101. For information about the GHHWA contact Mary DesMarais, Executive Director, at (253) 514-0071.