Halloween at Pickersgill could constitute a “season” rather than a typical one day spooky celebration. From the lively resident activities planned for Halloween week to the whispered conversations regarding confidential costume plans, its excitement that’s palpable throughout the month of October.
— The students from Towson University’s Family Services Program host a fun night on each Wednesday with our residents. In October they were hard at work making Jack-O-Lantern Masks for the upcoming Halloween party.
— Our independent apartment residents opened their hearts and doors to little trick-or-treaters the Sunday before Halloween. The event, organized by Rhonda and Nece from food services, was for children and grandchildren of the Pickersgill residents, extended families and staff. Upon arrival, the costumed kids were sent on a trick or treat trail that lead them through the hallways of the apartments where residents were handing out candy. “We had a fantastic turnout,” said one resident, “nearly 60 children this year.” The trail ended in the Grille where visiting families and residents mingled and enjoyed Halloween-themed refreshments. Rhonda noted, “It’s absolutely heartwarming to see kids and seniors coming together.”
— A nun, a witch, a pirate, a Baltimore Oriole, and a Campbell’s Soup can – what?? These were some of the clever costumes created by Pickersgill residents (and staff!) for the annual Halloween party. It took more than one look to recognize some of the well-disguised partiers. The Halloween eve afternoon party featured entertainment by DJ Jimmy Little and his two “Kick” sidekicks who had the guests dancing on the floor or in their seats. Peter Pan, his nemesis Captain Hook, Tink and the rest of the gang from Neverland wandered into the Auditorium during the party (perhaps from the PT suite.) And no Pickersgill event would be complete without the beautiful, delicious snacks prepared by Rhonda and served by costumed staff and volunteers.
— Eat, drink and be scary! The always festive atmosphere at Happy Hour was even more spirited than usual on October 31! Cruella De Vil, the Sun Maid Raisin Girl, Superman… and many more creatures and characters made an appearance. Pickersgill residents and staff never miss an opportunity to scare up some fun!