By Molly Bryant, Puyallup Tribal News
If you’ve ever walked through the Puyallup Tribal Administration building in October, you’ll know that they take Halloween decorating very seriously. The halls and offices in the Admin building are adorned with various themed decorations. This year, the themes included pirates, Beetlejuice, witches, “Stranger Things” and more.
All of this was in preparation for the annual Halloween party, which took place on Oct. 20. In the morning, various departments’ decorations were judged, and the competition was fierce as the prize was a catered meal for the entire department.
Later, school buses pulled into the parking lot. Trick-or-treaters from Grandview Early Learning Center (GELC) and Chief Leschi Schools (CLS) poured out of the buses with their candy bags in hand.
Excitement filled the air as students cheerfully called out “trick or treat” to the employees, who were also dressed in costumes.
Toward the end of the day, the costume contest began. Contestants dressed as such familiar characters as Barbie, Shrek and Fiona, Maleficent and even Guy Fieri put on their best performances, hoping to win the audience’s votes.
1st Place: Maintenance Department
2nd Place: Elders Care Department
1st Place: Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, and Tick-Tock the Crocodile $500
2nd Place: The Village People- Elder’s $300
3rd Place: Barbie, Shannel Squally-Janzen $200