The Wicked Witch of the Silver Strand and her mourning dove assistants prepare to take off on their annual Halloween Fly Over
This was the twenty-second Halloween celebration on Roma Court in the Silver Strand. It began as a small local event in 1992, when homeowner John Conner transformed his garage on Roma Court into a haunted house at the request of his 8-year-old daughter Samantha. Other homeowners followed his lead. Since then, Halloween on Roma Court has become an annual tradition when homeowners decorate their homes and garages to create a magical wonderland, which now attracts several hundred parents, children, relatives and friends. Thanks to all participants for making this another wonderful Halloween. And a very special note of thanks to our photographers, Marilee Karlsen, Clarissa Cervantes and Dan Avila for contributing their great pictures to this post.
The Welcoming Committee
Some came by Pedicab: First Prize for Transportation
Some Came in Wagons
One came in very strange vehicle indeed
The Garland house was, as always, totally bedecked: First Prize for Decorations
Even their side yard was amazing.
Ghosts, Coffins, Skeletons and Bats were too Scary for Some
Some homes on Roma Court have garages which don’t face the main drag. Those residents went all out too:
Michael Greenberg and the adorable Latte
Some came alone. Thank goodness.
First Prize for Spookiest Solo Act
Believe me, you haven’t seen the last of this guy.
A Porky Miss Piggy
Some Came as Couples:
Brad and Angela Made an Unexpected Appearance. First Prize for most imaginative Duo.
The Odd Couple: First Prize for Spiritual Costume
Gorgeous Ghoul Twosome. I think I spy one of our photographers.
Beautiful Mom and Spider-Man son
The always glamorous Anna Cox with husband Brad
And here we have another of our photographers, Marilee Karlsen, accompanied by Father Time, otherwise known as her husband Fred, President of the Silver Strand Marina Homeowners Association.
There were quite of few trios:
Spanish Royalty made a great threesome
Several Families Came Together Ensemble
Tennis Anyone? First Prize Group Ensemble
First Prize: Creative Family Group Costuming
From the Wizard of Oz we go to the Wonderful Little Ones:
A Magnificent Peacock: First Prize Children’s Costume
A Very Excited Butterfly
A Sweet and Unferocious Lion
Spider-Man climbed down from his Web
No Silver Strand Event would be complete without canines:
Unicorns of the World Unite. First Prize Headdress.
Best in Show!
And so the evening ends. The crowds depart. The Wicked Witch flies back to her perch and Roma Court is quiet once again. Or is it………………….????
Thanks for coming and see you next year!