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Funday: Trick or Treat

October 31, 2014

This is Halloween. Tomorrow isn’t Halloween. Hopefully this year we can take care of all the revelry in just one day instead of needing most of the week. If you like to dress up in costumes at work, you can do that today. If you like to dress up in costumes at parties, you can do that today too, as late as you like, since Saturday’s a holiday.

Saturday is also the Fifth Annual Tour de Cider Donut. But if you don’t already have your ticket, it’s likely too late. Sales close at noon on Friday. Results from the tour will be posted early next week, so those who will be sleeping off tonight’s festivities tomorrow will be spared the hard work of eating a day’s worth of calories in donut form before noon.

For those who are wondering, we’ve got our candy. I did manage to avoid the PGPR. You know what’s extra insidious about an undesirable ingredient that’s only four letters long? It’s really hard to see it on the back of the package, even if you’re looking closely. Although it could just mean I’m in dire need of reading glasses.

Regardless, this holiday is all about strangers knocking on your door, and you giving them what they want. Well I’m going to do that with the blog today. Because you’ll never guess who showed up on my doorstep looking for candy.

What follows are the press releases and announcements offered without comment.

Mexican Radio Celebrates Day of the Dead
When: Saturday November 1st, 7pm to Midnight
Where: 325 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

One of the two biggest celebrations of our year, Day Of The Dead will include food and fun with Sugar Skull Face Painting for all ages by students from Schalmont High School.
Beer and Tequila special for the adults.
Special food offerings
The announcement of our Skull Mask Contest winner.
Prizes and give-aways all night.
Fun for all ages.

Reservations are encouraged.

Start the night early with a special MAESTRO DOBEL Tequila tasting session as the unveil their new flavors of Reposado and Añejo lines from 6-8pm

A bit about Day Of The Dead (from: http://www.celebrate-day-of-the-dead.com)
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated on October 31 – November 2 of each year.

In Spanish, this holiday is called Día de los Muertos and/or Día de Muertos – the “correct” term depends on who you talk to, but generally both are used by native Spanish speakers and both are understood globally to refer to Day of the Dead. Sometimes you’ll also see these terms in the plural – “Days of the Dead” or “Días de los Muertos”, because technically the holidays fall over a span of days.

On the Day of the Dead, the boundaries between life and death begin to blur. Men, women and children of all ages honor and celebrate their loved ones who have passed away, participating joyously in a festival that has roots nearly 4000 years old.

Day of the Dead has gained worldwide popularity in recent years as it has spread from Mexico to America and beyond. It is now celebrated by Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, and countless others around the globe who feel a deep kinship with these two special days that honor the dead.

Uncle Sam’s All American Chocolate Factory Set to Celebrate the Grand Opening of New Latham Location

LATHAM, N.Y.—Recently opening their second location in Newton Plaza, Uncle Sam’s All American Chocolate Factory is planning a grand opening event celebrate. This 2 hour event is planned for October 30th, 2014, beginning at 2 PM with a ribbon cutting celebration. Guests will receive free treats and access to a chocolate dipping exhibit.

Originally opened in 1930 in Schenectady by Samuel Ashley, Uncle Sam’s All American Chocolate Factory has been a landmark business in the area for over 80 years. Reopened by Joe Suhrada in 1993 after a short closure, Uncle Sam’s still features the same recipes and ingredients, but has expanded their offerings by 1,000%.

Now, Uncle Sam’s All American Chocolate offers over 2,000 chocolate molded items, over 200 types of hand dipped chocolates, each flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans, Peanut Principal products, and more! Recently, Uncle Sam’s acquired the recipes and rights to the Chocolate Gecko (formerly of Colvin Ave. in Albany) and will be featuring their products in the new Newton Plaza shop.

Uncle Sam’s All American Chocolate Factory consistently wins the Capital Region Living Magazine reader’s poll for “Best Chocolate Shop”, and are proud of it! When asked what he loves most about his business, owner Joe Suhrada responded simply that he enjoys “Making people feel like kids again”

ABOUT UNCLE SAM’S ALL AMERICAN CHOCOLATES
Uncle Sam’s All American Chocolates offers an old fashioned level of service and quality that is unmatched. Open Monday to Saturday 8 AM to 8 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM for your convenience, Uncle Sam’s strives to meet your needs. Orders are wrapped for free, and can be shipped anywhere nationwide. Specializing in event favors and corporate gifts, quality is never sacrificed, no matter how high the cost of ingredients rises.

Columbia Pictures is Promoting Hotel Transylvania 2
I’m told that the below “make for a cute, spooky how-to activity to offer on social media that appeals to foodies, party hosts, and families alike.” So please enjoy these recipes for Vampire Punch, Candy Corn Krispie Treats, and Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops with the compliments of Columbia Pictures and Hotel Transylvania 2.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 31, 2014 10:00 am

    What candy did you end up getting?

  2. ericscheirerstott permalink
    October 31, 2014 10:31 pm

    The mummy dogs are kinda neat & could be stepped up a bit in quality I guess

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