and old were costumed for Halloween on Hatteras
From tots being carried in their mothers’ arms
trick-or-treating to grandparents dancing into the night, it seemed
that all of Hatteras Island was in costume for the Halloween weekend.
Halloween weekend on Hatteras was kicked of by a really scary Haunted
House at U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet on Friday evening,
Oct. 29. The Coasties have been hosting this open house
complete with tours of the station and food, on Halloween for several
years. But the Haunted House seemed to be everyone’s favorite.
festivities for the old folks were on Saturday night, Oct. 30, when
Hatteras village hosted its second annual Halloween Bash at the Civic
Center. According to the organizers, about 150 adults paid
admission fee of $10 – or even gave a little more – for an evening of
music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a costume contest and music by DJ Don
raised about $1,000 for Hatteras Island Meals, according to Karen
Miller, one of the organizers.
made the most of a chance to come in costume, and there were any number
of interesting and creative outfits.
winners, judged by Beth Midgett and Beth Bailey, were:
Costume by a gal and a guy: Jennifer Burrus and her fiancÚ Zack Hackley
Original Costume to a gal and a guy: Sarah and Tony Batchelor as French
chef with bun in the oven.
Costume: Tony & Ann Baum as horseback riders.
Costume: Kelly Scissorhands won the gal division and Bentley Crabtree
as the mad butcher won in the guys’ division.
Costume: Gal prize went to Jessica Hickman as Jim Cantore
and Raven Davis as a One Night Stand won for the guys.
Costume: Chloe Sapecki as Girl on Roller Skates.
Costume: Travis Todd as Johnny Appleseed.
Halloween Bash ran from 7 to 11 p.m., and many of the costumed adults
continued dancing and showing off their costumes until the early hours
of the morning at various island establishments that sponsored music
and costume contests.
Saturday, the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo hosted their
traditional Halloween event for youngsters. About 45 children
paraded through the villages in costume and then attended a party at
the RWS Community Building.
Oct. 31, though, belonged to the youngsters on Hatteras Island. They
went trick-or-treating through the villages, picked up orange UNICEF
donation boxes and hot dogs at the Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department,
and attended fall festivals and parties at some island churches.
intense trick-or-treating is usually in Hatteras village and attracts
youngsters and their parents from other neighborhoods who make their
way up and down Kohler Road and some of the side streets to fill their
bag with many goodies.
attraction on Kohler is the home of Beth and Steve Bailey.
always in costume, decorates the house to the hilt and lines the front
yard with lighted pumpkins. This year’s extras included a fog
machine and a new microphone/karaoke system.
give out the good stuff – big candy bars – but the kids are asked to
sing, dance, do a cheer, recite a poem, or answer a question before
they get their treats.
outgoing kids take the microphone to sing or cheer or answer
questions. (Q: Who is the vice president of the
States? A: Michelle Obama. The kid got a
uninitiated and the shy youngsters approach the Bailey porch with fear
and dread, though most manage to at least answer a question. (Q: What
is your mother’s name? A: Mom. That kid got a treat
costumed youngsters – and/or their parents – were creative as usual
with the costumes – bees and butterflies, princesses and
science-fiction heroes, werewolves and a whole array of scary ghouls
in our slide shows were all sent to the Island Free Press.
for the U.S. Coast Guard Haunted House came from Nicole Fairbanks;
Halloween Bash photos were sent by Sheila Charrette, Donna Peele, and
Sandra Crabtree; Photos at the Hatteras Village VFD were contributed by
Chris Ballance and Gary Owens, and trick-or-treating photos were mostly
at the Bailey house in Hatteras village and were by Donna Peele and
Beth Bailey, with contributions by Anne Marie Fail of Buxton, and Leigh
Ann Davis of Frisco)
TITLE TO SEE ONE OF FOUR SLIDE SHOWS
Bash for the big folks
House at the Coast Guard station
UNICEF and hot dogs at the Hatteras VFD
in the villages