In our town, the eerie, witchy world of Halloween turns whacky and wonderful at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. At least that was true last Saturday night at the club’s Hallooo-weeen party where black cats cavorted with cows, Santa sashayed with Zorro, pirates pirouetted with prisoners, and a bevy of witches were sexy instead of threatening. (Oh well, they tried.) Also seen were a hula dancer, a high ranking Chinese official, a geisha, C.V. Falcon football player #40, a skipping kindergartner, and more cats, pirates and witches. Choosing the prize winning costumes wasn’t easy among so many clever ones, but the winners were for first place Carol Benedetti as Lucy Ricardo stomping grapes (in Italian costume); second place went to Che and Molly Hwang as a pair of cows (including udders) and third place was awarded to Cathy Faddis as Santa.
Party chair Marilyn Wright (who seemed to be a cross between a pirate and a belly dancer – you should have seen the booty action on the dance floor!) conceived of and executed the abandoned, eerie old graveyard on the stage with the help of her husband Tim. More fun decorating was achieved with the team effort of Cathy Faddis, Gloria Lee, Vickie Guargliardo, Carol Benedetti and Carol Huntwork. Marilyn had the continuous track of ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s music specially programmed for this event, but the only over-the-hill guests attending were in the aforementioned cemetery.
A huge selection of hors d’oeuvres and desserts were offered, both delicious and not for human consumption. Member Sandra Virag turned oranges into carved pumpkin faces stuffed withstrawberries and orange segments.
Contributed by Gloria Lee