West Seattle Halloween 2011: Admiral Treats and Treasures

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:

14 Replies to "West Seattle Halloween 2011: Admiral Treats and Treasures"

  • Pam October 31, 2011 (5:39 pm)

    So much fun – thank you to our community.

  • MJ October 31, 2011 (6:09 pm)

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

  • Dawn October 31, 2011 (7:23 pm)

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

    • WSB October 31, 2011 (7:47 pm)

      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

  • Brenda October 31, 2011 (9:02 pm)

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

  • tk November 1, 2011 (12:09 am)

    for the record!

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

  • RG November 1, 2011 (9:43 am)

    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 :-)

  • Jamie November 2, 2011 (10:44 am)

    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 =)

    • WSB November 2, 2011 (12:06 pm)

      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

  • Jamie November 3, 2011 (12:22 pm)

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

  • Jamie November 4, 2011 (10:45 am)

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

    • WSB November 4, 2011 (11:00 am)

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

  • WSB November 4, 2011 (11:12 am)

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

  • Jamie November 4, 2011 (12:46 pm)

    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?!?!?!

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