Posts Tagged Halloween

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Monday October 31 2016

Halloween on Alegria, 2016

Halloween on Alegria, 2016

Posted 10/31/16 – Unfortunately, my work schedule this year prevented me from covering the down town trick-or-treating, the costume parade, and the Kiwanis sponsored costume contest.  I was, however, able to make it back into town in time to cover the goings on up on Alegria Avenue.  Enjoy the photo gallery, below the video (coming [...]

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Sunday October 23 2016

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers, 2016 – Photo Gallery, Video

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers, 2016 - Photo Gallery, Video

Posted 10/23/16 – In 2009, Heather and Doug Parker invited me up to their house on pumpkin moving day, when they have a bunch of friends over and all the pumpkins are moved from the back and side of the house to the front lawn, where Doug and Heather’s brother Chris Roberts will work there [...]

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Sunday October 23 2016

Halloween Window Painting, 2016 Photo Gallery

Halloween Window Painting, 2016 Photo Gallery

Posted 10/23/16 – On Friday, dozens of youths participated in the annual Halloween Window Painting Contest, sponsored by the Sierra Madre Civic Club. Click a picture to enlarge it.

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Sunday November 01 2015

Alegria Avenue on Halloween Night, Photo Gallery

Alegria Avenue on Halloween Night, Photo Gallery

Posted 11/1/15 – Photos by Bill Coburn – Despite speculation by some that there would be inadequate law enforcement presence to allow for a safe and fun night at Alegria on Halloween, thanks to the Ham Radio operators, volunteer and reserve SMPD, and Captain Ortiz and Chief Giannone, the event went off swimmingly, at least [...]

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Saturday October 31 2015

Sierra Madre 2015 Halloween Costume Parade – Video

Posted 10/31/15, video by Bill Coburn

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Saturday October 31 2015

Downtown Trick or Treating in Sierra Madre – Photo Gallery

Downtown Trick or Treating in Sierra Madre - Photo Gallery

Posted 10/31/15, all photos by Bill Coburn – The downtown businesses of Sierra Madre and the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce hosted hundreds of kids who came downtown to go trick or treating door to door in the business district.  Click on a photo to enlarge.

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Sunday October 25 2015

Civic Club Sponsored Halloween Window Painting – Completed (Photo Gallery)

Civic Club Sponsored Halloween Window Painting - Completed (Photo Gallery)

Posted 10/25/15 – Updated 10/26/15 – I think I got all the windows that got painted, but I now have 84 images, and the Civic Club said they had 88 applicants, so we’re looking at  kids who didn’t make it for one reason or another, or I missed windows, or both.  If I missed your [...]

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Sunday October 25 2015

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers on Alegria – Photo Gallery

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers on Alegria - Photo Gallery

Posted 10/25/15 – Stopped by Heather and Doug Parker’s house on Alegria yesterday, since it was pumpkin moving day.  Got there too late, all the pumpkins were moved.  The crop was smaller this year, thanks to drought, plant viruses, etc.  Heather tells me they did a good job keeping the deer out this year, but [...]

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Friday October 23 2015

Civic Club Sponsored Halloween Window Painting a Huge Success – In Progress Photo Gallery

Civic Club Sponsored Halloween Window Painting a Huge Success - In Progress Photo Gallery

Posted 10/23/15 – Dozens of kids turned out downtown today to paint the storefront windows on local businesses, all sponsored and underwritten by the Sierra Madre Civic Club.  EIGHTY-EIGHT windows were scheduled to be painted, so many that SMCC felt it necessary to set up a second paint distribution station at Memorial Park.  Students aged [...]

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Monday September 28 2015

Deadline for Halloween Window Painting Contest Approaches

- Applications and guidelines for Sierra Madre’s Halloween Window Painting Contest were distributed the week of September 7 and can also be picked up at the front desk of City Hall and from the YMCA at the recreation center.  Please note that completed applications are due back to the front desk of City Hall by [...]

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Monday November 03 2014

Sierra Madre Halloween 2014, Alegria Avenue

Sierra Madre Halloween 2014, Alegria Avenue

Posted 11/2/14 - A big thank you to all who live on Alegria for their efforts in helping to turn the street into the magical place it is each year.  We know it’s a lot of very hard work, and with all the candy that must be distributed on top of all the props and decoration, [...]

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Sunday November 02 2014

2014 Halloween Costume Contest, Sponsored by Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club

2014 Halloween Costume Contest, Sponsored by Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club

Posted 11/2/14 – Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club again sponsored the annual Costume Contest in the park, providing prizes for kids in 4 age group categories, a group category and a scariest costume category.   In addition, Sierra Madre Playhouse gave a cash prize to the winner of the Scariest Costume contest, as well as the [...]

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Sunday November 02 2014

Downtown Trick or Treating and Costume Parade – Photos and Video

Downtown Trick or Treating and Costume Parade - Photos and Video

Posted 11/2/14 – Downtown was filled with kids and parents going from store to store trick or treating Friday afternoon, an event the Chamber of Commerce assists with every year. Following that was the annual costume parade from Kersting Court to Memorial Park, where the costume contest was held.  Below the video of the parade, [...]

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Saturday November 01 2014

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers, 2014 – An Inside Look

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers, 2014 - An Inside Look

Posted 11/1/14 – For the last few year, Doug Parker and Heather Roberts-Parker have been kind enough to invite me to join them on pumpkin moving day, generally the weekend before Halloween.  This year, I got there a little late, and missed all the moving, but I did get pictures of the front yard once [...]

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Thursday October 30 2014

2014 Sierra Madre Halloween

A reader named Jeff shared with us his YouTube video of Sierra Madre Halloween in 2009, and you can see it below.  Below the video you’ll find the schedule of events as listed by the City on its Facebook page.  And if you click here, you can go to our main Sierra Madre Halloween page, [...]

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Saturday October 25 2014

2014 Halloween Window Painting – Completed – Photo Gallery

2014 Halloween Window Painting - Completed - Photo Gallery

Posted 10/25/14 – I posted photos of the kids painting the windows of the local businesses downtown for Halloween yesterday, and now I’ve gone back and taken photos of the completed windows, without the kids in the way, so you can see the finished art.  Enjoy the photos.  Main Halloween Page    2014 Halloween Index page

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Saturday October 25 2014

2014 Halloween Window Painting in Downtown Sierra Madre – Photo Gallery

2014 Halloween Window Painting in Downtown Sierra Madre - Photo Gallery

Posted 10/25/14 – Yesterday was business window painting day in Sierra Madre, with kids competing in the Halloween Window Painting Contest, sponsored by the Sierra Madre Civic Club.  Today I’m posting pictures of the windows being painted.  Later today I’ll be going downtown to take pictures of the completed windows, without the kids in front [...]

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Saturday November 02 2013

Halloween 2013, Alegria Avenue – Photo Gallery

Halloween 2013, Alegria Avenue - Photo Gallery

Posted 11/2/13 - It was a bittersweet Halloween celebration on Alegria Avenue on Thursday, with the excitement that the big day was finally here, but sadly, one of the original folks who helped build this street extravaganza into what it is, Doug Sutcliffe was missing, having passed away earlier this month.    But the festivities carried [...]

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Saturday November 02 2013

Halloween 2013, Kiwanis Costume Contest – Photo Gallery

Halloween 2013, Kiwanis Costume Contest - Photo Gallery

Posted 11/2/13 – Every year the Kiwanis Club sponsors a Halloween Costume Contest in Memorial Park.  Here are the pictures I shot.  I have a whole bunch of videos to edit, too.  Check back for them.

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Saturday November 02 2013

Halloween 2013, Costume Parade – Video

Posted 11/2/13 – In between the trick or treating downtown and the Kiwanis sponsored Costume Contest in the park, there’s a parade from Kersting Court to Memorial Park, led by the Sierra Madre Fire Dept.  Here’s the video I shot of the parade on Thursday.

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Saturday November 02 2013

Halloween 2013, Downtown Trick or Treating – Photo Gallery

Halloween 2013, Downtown Trick or Treating - Photo Gallery

Posted 11/2/13 – SMPD, with help from SMPD Volunteers (thank you very much), closed down Sierra Madre Blvd. and Baldwin Ave. in the downtown district for Halloween Trick or Treaters that visited participating businesses and received candy and other treats on Thursday, Halloween.  While they were there, many of them signed up with Kiwanians, assisted [...]

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Friday November 01 2013

Halloween 2013

Halloween 2013

As always, Sierra Madre was rockin’ on Halloween.  Follow the links below, they’ll take you to photo galleries and video coverage of the various events around town. Window Painting, the Painters sponsored by Sierra Madre Civic Club Window Painting, the Painted sponsored by Sierra Madre Civic Club Downtown Trick or Treating Costume Parade to Memorial Park Costume [...]

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Sunday October 27 2013

Halloween Window Painting 2013 Photo Gallery – The Painted

Halloween Window Painting 2013 Photo Gallery - The Painted

Posted 10/27/13 – I think I got every entry this year.  If you want to skip ahead in the pictures, I started at Happy’s and headed west on the South side of SM Blvd., got to Lima and turned around and came back on the North side of the Blvd.  Then I went up the [...]

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Sunday October 27 2013

Halloween Window Painting, 2013 Photo Gallery – The Painters

Halloween Window Painting, 2013 Photo Gallery - The Painters

Posted 10/27/13 – These pictures were taken on Friday, while the kids were painting the windows.  Most of them have the kids painting, though I got to some locations after the kids were done.  Later I’ll be posting pictures I took on Saturday, when the windows were complete.  Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that there were [...]

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Sunday October 27 2013

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers, 2013

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers, 2013

Posted 10/27/13 – I stopped by Doug and Heather Parker’s place on Alegria Saturday, after being invited to stop by for moving day.  I’ve covered moving day in the past, and gotten some great pictures and video.  Unfortunately, the way my day worked out this year, I was too late for the actual moving.  But [...]

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Saturday October 12 2013

Window Painting Deadline Extended Until Tuesday

Press Release posted 12/12/13 - UPDATE: The deadline for submissions for the 2013 Halloween Window Painting Contest has been extended to Tuesday, October 15 at 5:00pm. The City of Sierra Madre is closed on Monday, October 14 in observance of Columbus Day. Please be sure to turn in your applications no later than Tuesday, October 15. Drop [...]

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Sunday November 04 2012

Alegria Avenue, Halloween 2012 – Photo Gallery

Alegria Avenue, Halloween 2012 - Photo Gallery

Posted 11/4/12 – Once again, SMPD joined with SMECT, CERT and volunteer police to control crowds as Alegria was swarmed with thousands of folks coming to Sierra Madre for Halloween.  Enjoy these photos.

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Wednesday October 24 2012

City Sponsored 2012 Sierra Madre Halloween Happenings

Press Release posted 10/24/12 - The Community Services Department is hosting its annual Halloween Happenings on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.  Halloween Happenings’ activities include the downtown trick or treating sponsored by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, as well as the costume parade and costume contest, supported by the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club. Downtown trick or [...]

Monday October 22 2012

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers

Posted 10/22/12 – Heather and Doug Parker were kind enough to invite me to their home on Alegria yesterday for their annual Pumpkin Moving day.  The Parkers have become known far and wide for their amazing pumpkin display on Halloween night.  Heather’s brother, Chris Roberts, flies out from North Carolina each year to take on [...]

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Wednesday November 02 2011

Halloween, 2011

Posted 11/2/11 – Halloween in Sierra Madre has come and gone, but as always, it was quite the event. This town sure knows how to do Halloween! Click on the links below to see photos and video from the event! Enjoy. Please note that all photos and video are Copyrighted material. You are welcome to [...]

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Wednesday November 02 2011

Video of Halloween Costume Contest Contestants

Posted 11/2/11 – I have now posted the video below on the 2011 Costume Contest Photo Gallery and Video page. Watch it here, watch it there, watch it on both pages! (It’s a little bigger on this page, but if you’re going full screen, what does that matter?)

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Tuesday November 01 2011

Video of 2011 City Costume Parade

Posted 11/2/11 – In between the downtown business trick-or-treating and the costume contest, there was a Halloween parade.

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Tuesday November 01 2011

Thousands Visit Alegria on Halloween Night

Thousands Visit Alegria on Halloween Night

Posted 10/31/11 – Each year it seems, the residents on Alegria Avenue outdo the year before, and they have made Sierra Madre the place to be on Halloween.  It now seems to be spreading throughout the town, as more and more homes are “dressed up” for Halloween.  Next year, we’ll try to document some of the non-Alegria [...]

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Tuesday November 01 2011

Halloween Costume Contest – Photo Gallery of 120+ Photos and Video

Halloween Costume Contest - Photo Gallery of 120+ Photos and Video

Posted 10/31/11 – Sierra Madre Kiwanis and the Community and Personnel Services Department again put on the annual Halloween Costume Contest.  In addition to the three winners in each age group this year, there was a “scariest costume overall” winner.  The winner got to take part in the “Zombie Wedding” performances that took place at [...]

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Monday October 31 2011

Hundreds Trick or Treat Downtown

Hundreds Trick or Treat Downtown

Posted 10/31/11 – Hundreds of kids and their parents trick or treated downtown for Halloween again this year.  Sierra Madre Blvd. was closed beginning at 3:30, and local businesses that were open (many local businesses are closed on Mondays, though at least one, Angels Everywear opened for the festivities on a day they are normally [...]

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Monday October 31 2011

Alegria Residents Prepping for Thousands This Evening

Alegria Residents Prepping for Thousands This Evening

Posted 10/31/11 – The residents of Alegria Avenue in Sierra Madre are busy preparing for tonight’s influx of trick or treaters and sightseers, decorating their homes and yards to thrill the thousands that will descend upon the one block Hallowonderland between Mountain Trail and Baldwin Ave. Doug and Heather Parker invited me to come by again [...]

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Monday October 31 2011

2011 Sierra Madre Halloween Window Painting Contest Winners

2011 Sierra Madre Halloween Window Painting Contest Winners

Posted 10/31/11 – The 2011 Halloween Window Painting Contest took place October 21 and 22. There were 52 teams which competed in 4 different age groups with over 150 participating this year! Awards were given to the top three finishers in each age category. The City of Sierra Madre would like to thank all the downtown [...]

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Tuesday October 18 2011

Halloween Happenings in Sierra Madre

Halloween Happenings in Sierra Madre

Posted 10/18/11 – The Community and Personnel Services Department, in conjunction with the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club and Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, presents Halloween Happenings. Halloween activities include: trick-or-treating, a costume parade along Sierra Madre Blvd., and a costume contest in Memorial Park. Monday, October 31, 2011 Sierra Madre businesses are handing out candy [...]

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