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The Newsteader™ Second Annual Halloween Spirit Awards!!

Since last year was such a great success, we are going to do it again AND crank it up a notch!

This year we are adding a vehicle decorating category!

*New This Year*

Halloween Spirit Boo’s Cruise

We are inviting EVERYONE to join in the fun this year! Show off YOUR Halloween Spirit by decorating your car and participating in our first “Official” Halloween Boo’s Cruise

We will have a predetermined place and time to line up! More info will be forthcoming as the date approaches.

For those who just want to drive around to look at all the decorations and not cruise, The Newsteader™ will be providing a printable .PDF list of all entrants addresses.

Here’s the Info:

THREE Awards Will Be Presented For Halloween Spirit HOUSES:

BEST IN SHOW

1st Place

2nd Place

THREE Awards Will Be Presented For Halloween Spirit VEHICLES:

BEST IN SHOW

1st Place

2nd Place

*No “participation trophies” will be given.

To Enter:

  • Decorate your house and/or business and/or vehicle
  • Send your address (or you can nominate someone) to Thenewsteader@gmail.com by October 20th to be considered
  • For vehicle entries, just show up at the time and place that will be announced later on.

You will be judged on:

  • Originality/Creativity
  • Creep Factor
  • Halloween Spirit

Awards will be presented on Halloween evening.

**Entrants MUST be within town/village limits of Akron/Newstead to enter.  There is NO ENTRY FEE**

And The Winners Are…..

First off, this was VERY hard to decide.  EVERYONE did an amazing job and put forth tremendous effort, so everyone deserves kudos!!

The Grim Reaper did actually make it out into this dark and stormy Halloween night to deliver trophies to the winners….In……The….Rain…….

The Winners:

BEST STOREFRONT MAIN ST:  The US Post Office Akron

This prize was awarded during the day and the folks who did the display were out delivering your mail, so pretend there is a picture here.

BEST HOUSE NEWSTEAD:  6599 Wollcottsville Rd

No one was home, so pretend there is a picture here. Someone please get in touch with me so I can get your trophy to you.

BEST HOUSE AKRON:    Ron & Charlene Pocobello of 40 Cedar St

What a terrific display of light. fog, music, and scary stuff (the dino costumes were great too!!!) GREAT effort, Congrats!

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BEST IN SHOW:  23 Sheppard Ave. Adam, Brett and Ella Maloney

This house is AMAZING!  The (very wet) Grim Reaper hunted down Adam at a party up the road to give him his trophy.  This house was amazing.  It got extra “creep factor” points for the creepy doll, with the creepy red eyes on the rocking horse singing nursery rhymes. :::shudder:::  It was like being IN a Steven King Movie!  Excellent job and Congrats!

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Honorable Mention to 175-177 Main St.

These two houses were also exceptional.

Thanks to EVERYONE who participated and made our town look fantastically spooky for the inaugural year of The Newsteader Awards!  Next year will be BIGGER and BETTER and SCARIER!!!

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

-JAP-

 

 

 

Newsteader Halloween….A Few Pictures

We have a Creek called Murder.  We were a scary movie set for the filming of A Quiet Place 2 all Summer, and now we are a Halloween Town!  It’s perfect!  Watching the decorations go up all month has been great fun.  They got more and more intricate by the day!  I drove around today and got some pictures with the intention of posting them all here…..Until, we drove around this evening (apparently everyone in town was doing the same thing as we noticed people following us around LOL).  Everything looks completely different in the dark, and is also difficult to photograph in the dark.  The houses just look SO GREAT, if you haven’t been out to see them after dark, it is highly recommended!

Who knew we had so many creative, and FUN people in town?  There was light shows and smoke machines everywhere!

I am posting a few daytime “highlights” from some of the displays, but you all really need to just get out and see for yourself.  People really put in a LOT of effort, and it shows!

At first we said “How are we going to decide this because everything looks terrific, and everyone did such a great job!” then, after driving around, there are clear winners.

Trophies will be awarded Halloween Evening (of course there is a wind storm that night btw)

Here are some pics from around town, and again……Heat up some cider, go for a ride and check all these places out after dark, it’s amazing!  EVERYONE gets props for effort!!!  -JAP-

 

 

Here are all the addresses:

40 Cedar St, 40 Marshall Ave, 177 Main St, 63 Cedar St, 23 Sheppard Ave, 72 Bloomingdale, 4 Townsend St, 6599 Wollcottsville Rd, 20 Hoag Ave, 175 Main St, 52 Brooklyn, 5792 Buell St.

 

It’s Halloween Week and Here is What’s Happening Around Town

Wednesday October 23

Tricks and Treats @ Newstead Public Library   6:30 PM


Friday October 25

Trunk or Treat @ Calvary Baptist Church 6:00 PM

Senior Halloween Party @ Akron/Newstead Senior Center  6:00 PM


Saturday October 26

THE NEWSTEADER AWARDS JUDGING WILL COMMENCE – Judges will be driving around between 7:00 and 8:00 PM to check out houses, so make sure to have all your lights etc going!


Thursday October 31

Halloween Party @ The Wright 8:00 PM

THE GRIM REAPER WILL DELIVER NEWSTEADER TROPHIES TO WINNERS AFTER DARK!


 

*Announcing The Boo-steader Awards First Annual Halloween Decor Contest*

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Here’s the Info:

FOUR Trophies Will Be Presented For:

Best Halloween House Newstead

Best Halloween House Akron

Best Halloween Main Street Storefront

BEST IN SHOW

*No “participation trophies” will be given.


To Enter:

  • Decorate your house and/or business

  • Send your address (or you can nominate a house) to Thenewsteader@gmail.com by October 20th to be considered


You will be judged on:

  • Originality/Creativity

  • Creep Factor


On Halloween evening, The Grim Reaper will show up at all winners door to deliver trophies, and take pictures.  Will it be you??

**Entrants MUST be within town/village limits of Akron/Newstead to enter.  There is NO ENTRY FEE**