Monday, October 19, 2015

Chamber hosts Halloween smash

  (Originally published in the 10/18/15 edition) 

 As Oct. 31 draws closer, Benicia will have no shortage of Halloween parties and events, both for kids and adults. Those wishing to celebrate in the historic part of Benicia will have a place to go.
   Benicia Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Halloween Party, Dinner, Auction & Costume Contest at the Clock Tower. As the name implies, this event will have all sorts of activities, including a gourmet pasta buffet provided by Alex’s Catering, a no-host bar and a live and silent auction.
   There will also be a contest. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in the categories of Best Couple or Group, Most Glamorous, Most Comical, Scariest and Most Original. 
   New this year will be a pumpkin contest in which participants will bring in their own carved or decorated pumpkins. Attendees will vote for their favorite Jack-O-Lantern to win a prize.
   “There’s so many talented and creative people in Benicia that we thought it might be fun if people brought in their pumpkins and showed them off,” Stephanie Christiansen, the president and CEO of Benicia Chamber of Commerce, said.
   The event is open to anyone 21 and older, and Christiansen believes the night will provide hours of fun with “creative costumes, good food and good vibes.”
   The Halloween Party will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m., Oct. 30 at the Clock Tower, located at 1189 Washington St. Tickets are $40 per adult and will not be sold at the door. They can be obtained by visiting the Chamber of Commerce on 601 First St. or by calling the organization at 745-2120. All proceeds will go to the Chamber of Commerce.


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