Haven of Douglas staff, residents and their families got into the Halloween spirit Thursday, Oct. 31 for their annual Halloween party.

There was food and games, as well as a costume contest.

“Haven of Douglas would like to thank everyone who was able to come out and participate in our annual Halloween Carnival,” said Erika Peralta, Haven of Douglas Activities Director. “The residents were very excited to have everyone attend and had spent numerous hours prepping in anticipation for the event.”

Peralta said from planning the games, to making decorations and filling candy bags for the children who came through the facility, they were very involved in the operation from start to finish.

The following were the winners of our Halloween Party costume contest: Adult Costume Overall – Nina Nelson (Pink Flamingo); Kid Costume Overall – Sebastian Salas (Haven Resident); Group Costume – Erika Peralta, Martha Diaz and Luz Guerrero (Alice in Wonderland); Scary Costume – Athena Arvayo (Pennywise); Family Costume–Adam, Stephanie, James, and Porter Brake (Curious George); Funny Costume – Genevieve Kimble (Nun).

“This year’s party was a huge success and Haven as a whole would like to thank the Douglas community for their continued support,” she said.

“Thank you so much to everyone who came out and celebrated with us. From the students and teachers who came through, from Omega Alpha Academy, to everyone else who joined. Seeing everyone in costume was so fun; it just made our day. We hope that we will continue to see people come out to our upcoming events,” Evelyn Bower, Haven’s resident council president, stated.

Future Haven of Douglas events include a Thanksgiving luncheon Nov. 27 which will be followed by the resident Christmas party Dec. 18. The Haven of Douglas residents and staff also plan to participate in a holiday food drive for the Douglas Food Bank. They will also have a Christmas toy drive benefiting a local orphanage in Mexico.

“Thank you once again to all the families that came through the facility, because of you the event was a huge success,” Peralta said.

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