West Shore Plaza, Lemoyne, Pa., Hosts Community Trick-or-Treat Event

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Looking for a fun, safe, pet-friendly Halloween event for the whole family? The West Shore Plaza in Lemoyne, Pa., announces the first-ever free community trick-or-treat evening, “Wicked Spooky Party,” to be held Tuesday, October 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

West Shore Plaza Hosts FREE Community Trick-or-Treat Event.

We want to share our community spirit and offer a safe and fun Halloween experience for children of all ages.

Looking for a fun, safe, pet-friendly Halloween event for the whole family? The West Shore Plaza in Lemoyne, Pa., announces the first-ever free community trick-or-treat evening, the “Wicked Spooky Party,” to be held Tuesday, October 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Children are invited to stroll store-to-store collecting candy, treats, and small prizes. Families and pets are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween best to participate in the “WSP Howl-o-ween Costume Contest.” Prizes will be awarded for Best Pet Costume, Most-Likely-to-Be-Mistaken-as-a-Pet Costume for Child and Adult, Best-Dressed Family Costumes, Best Superhero, Spookiest, and more!

“We want to share our community spirit and offer a safe and fun Halloween experience for children of all ages,” says Richard E. Jordan II, owner of the West Shore Plaza and Smith Land & Improvement Corporation CEO. “Our Plaza stores are thrilled to introduce our first-ever trick-or-treat event and excited to welcome Nancy Ryan of BOB 94.9 for a live broadcast and as our featured costume contest judge.”

“Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! You’re never too old to dress up, get silly, and eat sweet treats. It's fun for the whole family and our furry friends at the West Shore Plaza,” says Ryan, a Shop Small fan and #WSPShopSmall champion.

The West Shore Plaza will also participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project to raise awareness of food allergies and promote inclusion for all trick-or-treaters during the Halloween season. In addition to candy, non-food treats will be handed out at participating stores.

Duane Kennedy, owner of the iconic West Shore Plaza Barber Shop, is excited to participate in the Wicked Spooky Party. “As the father of two daughters, I have great memories of taking them through the neighborhood on trick-or-treat night. As a business owner and tenant, I think it’s wonderful that the West Shore Plaza is offering an opportunity for families to trick-or-treat together in a safe and fun environment. We’ve been part of the West Shore Plaza for almost 60 years, and we’re like family. We look forward to meeting some fun, furry, and spooky new friends!”

HALLOWEEN BY THE NUMBERS

  • An estimated $8.4 billion was spent on Halloween shopping in 2016, according to the National Retail Federation.
  • Halloween is reported to be second to Christmas in holiday spending.
  • In 2016, an all-time record of 171 million Americans celebrated Halloween, spending a record-setting average of $82.93 per shopper.
  • An estimated 69.1% of Americans plan to celebrate Halloween and 70.9% will hand out candy.

THE FACTS
WHO: West Shore Plaza tenants, shoppers, and the local community—fun for the whole family
WHAT: West Shore Plaza’s first-ever trick-or-treat event, the #WickedSpookyParty (WSP)
WHERE: The West Shore Plaza, 1200 Market Street, Lemoyne, PA
WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join the conversation online by following the hashtag #WickedSpookyParty and learn more about this community event on social media at facebook.com/WestShorePlazaPA, Instagram @WestShorePlazaPA, and Twitter @WSPlazaPA.

ABOUT SMITH LAND & IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION http://www.SmithLandUSA.com
Founded in 1961, the company has a 56-year history of responsible and responsive commercial real estate development and land ownership. With a portfolio of nearly 50 properties and over 1 million SF throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the Smith Land & Improvement Corporation team has chosen to concentrate 80 percent of its real estate investments in their own front yard of central Pennsylvania. “We do not outsource our eyes,” says Richard E. Jordan II, CEO. When Smith Land & Improvement Corporation is the developer, business builders and investors can expect a productive working relationship, high-caliber site selection, and easy access to business expansion.

ABOUT THE WEST SHORE PLAZA
Celebrating 62 years of retail services to the community, this landmark center sits on two high-traffic corridors connecting Harrisburg to the West Shore. With an attractive façade, easy access, and a striking digital sign, the West Shore Plaza continues to maintain high shopper volume and be a recognized shopping destination. The 22-store property features local and national retailers, as well as family businesses.

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