LEMOYNE, Pa., Oct. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Smith Land & Improvement Corporation is thrilled to announce the third Annual WICKED SPOOKY PARTY at the West Shore Plaza in Lemoyne, PA. On Tuesday, October 22, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., people of all ages and their furry friends are invited to enjoy Halloween festivities including trick-or-treating, a costume contest, a themed photo booth, and giveaways!
"In 2018, we welcomed more than 800 community friends for the Wicked Spooky Party—and lots of pets in costumes—and this year we are expecting the greatest number yet of revelers! Halloween is a record-setting retail holiday with total spending estimated to reach $8.8 billion. Consumers report that they expect to spend an average of $86 per person this year on Halloween—that's great news for our Plaza store owners," says Rick Jordan III, President & CEO of Smith Land & Improvement Corporation and owner of the West Shore Plaza. "We invite our friends, neighbors, and shoppers to join us in making this community celebration the spookiest and most fun yet."
Serving as event emcee and honorary Wicked Spooky Party "Howl-o-ween" Costume Contest judge, Nancy Ryan of BOB 94.9 will be handing out treats at the BOB Booth and will award costume prizes for Best Superhero, Most Nostalgic, Best Couple, Scariest, Most Creative, Best Group, Best Pet, Best Homemade, Funniest, and more!
"Who's ready for triple the fun at the third Annual Wicked Spooky Party? From grandparents to newborns to family pets, everyone turns up ready to trick-or-treat with friends at the West Shore Plaza," says Ryan, who will be stationed outside Ritters True Value Hardware.
"We expect to see some throwback costumes this year, but our shoppers surprise us with their creativity every time," says Elena Macris, Owner of Macris Chocolates in the West Shore Plaza. "We keep our team theme a secret until the night of the party, but we invite all trick-or-treaters to visit our candy destination and check out our photo backdrop for Instagramable moments!"
WICKED SPOOKY PARTY FACTS
WHO: West Shore Plaza shoppers, tenants, and the community—fun for the whole family
WHAT: West Shore Plaza's third annual trick-or-treat event, the #WickedSpookyParty (WSP)
WHERE: West Shore Plaza, 1200 Market Street, Lemoyne, PA
WHEN: Tuesday, October 22, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
HALLOWEEN FACTS (according to the National Retail Federation's annual survey 9/2019)
- Shoppers will spend an average of $86.27 on Halloween
- Estimated $8.8 billion in total Halloween spending
- Total of 172 million Americans will celebrate Halloween
- Consumers will spend $3.2 billion on costumes, $2.6 billion on candy, $2.7 billion on decorations, and $390 million on greeting cards
- 29 million people will dress their pets in costumes for Halloween
Join the conversation online by following the hashtag #WickedSpookyParty and learn more about all the thrills and chills that await you on social media at facebook.com/WestShorePlazaPA, Instagram @WestShorePlazaPA, and Twitter @WSPlazaPA.
ABOUT WEST SHORE PLAZA
Celebrating 64 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 24-store property features local and national retailers, as well as family businesses.
ABOUT SMITH LAND & IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION
Founded in 1961, the company has a 58-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, Richard E. Jordan III and the Smith Land team have chosen to concentrate 80 percent of their real estate investments in their own "front yard" of central Pennsylvania. When Smith Land & Improvement Corporation is the developer, business owners and investors can expect a productive working relationship, high-caliber site selection, and easy access to business expansion.
SOURCE West Shore Plaza