West Seattle Halloween 2011: Admiral Treats and Treasures

October 31, 2011 at 3:44 pm | In Fun stuff to do, Holidays, West Seattle news | 14 Comments

The trick-or-treating, and treasure-seeking, has begun! 45 stops on the map for Admiral Treats and Treasures this year (printable PDF here). Make as many stops as you can – then drop off your map as a drawing entry for one of two “treasure chests” (worth more than $300) at Merrill Gardens-Admiral Heights (WSB sponsor; 2326 California SW).
ADDED 4:54 PM: The trick-or-treaters continue to run wild. Well, actually, they’re crossing in an orderly fashion (there’s even a crossing guard!):

As the Material Girl, it’s Admiral Neighborhood Association president Katy Walum:

West Coast Entertainment has one of the best props on display – a Segway from the tours they’ve been giving around the area:

Outside Max and Quinn’s Atomic Boys Shop-O-Rama, we found co-namesake Max with parents Parris and Kent Sadow:

It’s the first Halloween in business for West Seattle Fabric Company (WSB sponsor):

Fresh off helping bicyclists navigate “Viadoom,” it’s Alki Bike and Board‘s Stu Hennessey:

And inside the historic Admiral Theater, you can get caramel corn from boss Dinah Brein:


Alki Mail and Dispatch, as usual, moved up to a spot in the heart of the district, since trick-or-treaters might not make it to their spot a few blocks downhill on Admiral:

Same for their across-the-street neighbors, Life Care Center:

New businesses were represented – Umpqua Bank (WSB sponsor), which opens Wednesday just north of Admiral Safeway:

Next to them, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, set to open around the middle of the month:

And a block north, Spira Power Yoga (WSB sponsor):

The Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s table was right at the Admiral Junction itself:

Nearby, an extensive spread of treats at Linda’s Flowers and Gifts:

A crossing guard made sure everyone got back and forth safely:

Then once every trick-or-treater had checked in at as many places as they could, the place to turn in their “treasure maps” was Merrill Gardens-Admiral Heights, in the background here with Head-to-Toe in the foreground:

The rain stayed away, and that was a treat in itself.

ADDED FRIDAY: By request in the comment discussion – “Feefee” happened to catch the “taxi costume” on camera, and shared it with us:


  1. So much fun – thank you to our community.

    Comment by Pam — 5:39 pm October 31, 2011 #

  2. Pam, agreed! It was awesome, kids loved it.

    Comment by MJ — 6:09 pm October 31, 2011 #

  3. Please tell me that someone got a picture of the kid driving a taxi! Best. Costume. Ever.

    Comment by Dawn — 7:23 pm October 31, 2011 #

  4. I still have dozens of photos to look through – we’re out running around covering more Halloween stuff but will be on the lookout :) or if anyone has a pic of said kid, please send! – TR

    Comment by WSB — 7:47 pm October 31, 2011 #

  5. What a great event! Thanks to all who sponsored it, we had a blast with our child.

    Comment by Brenda — 9:02 pm October 31, 2011 #

  6. for the record!

    There was a guy in the admiral junction with the Ancient Aliens weird hair guy looking wig. It was AWESOME!!!

    Comment by tk — 12:09 am November 1, 2011 #

  7. Our family had a super-fun time! Thank you to all the businesses who participated.

    (To the business person behind the table who insisted on getting a please from my kid for the sticker, you were’t going to get it; my kiddo has a disability and was focused on that sticker and would have traded all the evening’s candy and loot to get it :-)

    Comment by RG — 9:43 am November 1, 2011 #

  8. Yes if anyone did get a picture of the taxi can you please post it! It was my son and was unable to get a picture of him in costume! It was a CRAZY busy day =( Dang!! Thats just like when he was thomas the train 2 years ago! never got pictures of him in that either!! DANG!!
    Thanks The Taxi Cab’s mom =)

    Comment by Jamie — 10:44 am November 2, 2011 #

  9. Jamie – I did get a photo from someone yesterday and haven’t had time to put it up – I will add it here within the next hour or so, check back! – TR

    Comment by WSB — 12:06 pm November 2, 2011 #

  10. Oh yay!! TR that would be GREAT!!! Thank you sooo much! =) I cant wait to be able to show friends the finish product =)

    Comment by Jamie — 12:22 pm November 3, 2011 #

  11. Man waiting for this picture is like waiting to open your gifts on christmas day!!!

    Comment by Jamie — 10:45 am November 4, 2011 #

  12. sorry, it never stops around here. will go find it now.

    Comment by WSB — 11:00 am November 4, 2011 #

  13. ..sorry it’s not a closeup; this was cropped from what appears to have been a cameraphone aimed out a car window. Cute nonetheless.

    Comment by WSB — 11:12 am November 4, 2011 #

  14. LoL thats great!!! im sooo glad someone was able to get it! =) Hmmm now lets see what we will come up with next year!! Any ideas?!?!?!

    Comment by Jamie — 12:46 pm November 4, 2011 #

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