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Numerous Halloween events scheduled for ghosts and goblins

There are numerous Halloween-themed parties and events for local families to enjoy beginning today.

Pahrump Valley Auto Plaza is holding a Halloween Safe Night inside the showroom from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight.

General Manager Greg Mier said aside from candy and treats, the dealership has a bunch of activities for the younger set.

“The high school students will have scary booths and the kids visit the booths and play games. They win candy and at the end, there’s a hay maze,” he said. “It’s a lot of fun and we did it last year as well, where a lot of people showed up and it was just a cool, fun night for them.”

Mier also said the dealership received offers to help sponsor this year’s safe night, making the event bigger and better compared to previous years.

“This year, it is going to be bigger and we have some sponsors,” he said. “Larry Bai with the Lions Club dropped off a donation to help out with this and we greatly appreciate the offer. The Elks Lodge is also participating as well as members from the Nye County Sheriff’s Office and they will be up here doing some different stuff and making sure everybody is safe. The law office of Louis Minicozzi will also be here.”

Bai noted the Lions Club wanted to support the event after the dealership has given back to the community over the years.

“Greg and the Pahrump Valley Auto Plaza have been very, very kind to the Lions Club, especially with our Letters to Santa program and breakfast with Santa,” he said. “They generously let us use their facility for those annual programs for the past five years. When Greg told me what was going on with the Trunk or Treat, I thought it would be a neat idea for us to help them give back to the community.”

Pahrump Valley Auto Plaza is located at 2060 E. Charleston Park Ave.

Draft Picks Sports Bar at the Best Western on Highway 160 is holding its Halloween celebration for both kids and adults tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m. along with a costume contest.

Inside the bar will be drink specials, ghost bowling and live music.

Paddy’s Pub at 1700 Pahrump Valley Blvd., will have their annual Halloween celebration on Saturday.

Owner Russ Rodgers said cash prizes will go out to winners of the popular costume contest.

“We do this every year and the first place prize is $250, second place is a $50 bar tab and third place will be a bottle of something,” he said. “We’ve been doing this for the past eight years. Our Halloween parties are always great because they are always busy. We’re also doing karaoke, as we normally do.”

Aside from numerous drink specials, Rodgers said he’s added a few extra activities this year.

“We do upside-down shots where we have a barber chair and the person sits in it and the barber’s behind them and they pour the drink into your mouth,” he said. “It seems to be very popular with the patrons. We also have our test tube and Jello shots along with our special fall Sangria.”

Rodgers noted that the party kicks off at 9 p.m., but revelers may want to arrive earlier.

“Folks should come early and stay late because we also have drawings and giveaways and a whole bunch a special things planned that will be a surprise for everyone here.”

Who’s Dunes Manager Sherry Mills said she’s glad Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, as their celebration begins at 7 p.m., complete with their own costume contest. Who’s Dunes is located at 900 Highway 372.

“We will have first, second and third place prizes,” she said. “This is something we do every year and we’re lucky this year that it’s falling on a Saturday evening so that’ll be a big boost. Last year’s went very well and we usually have at least 30 to 40 people dressed in costumes, so it’s a very big night for us.”

Mills also mentioned one caveat related to the costume contest.

“We cannot have anyone coming in with masks on and that’s how it is the most places here in town,” she said. “People coming with very elaborate costumes is really fun to watch. We will start at 7 p.m. and as long as we have people in here, still singing and partying, we could be here till 1 or 2 in the morning.”

Additional Halloween Day celebrations are scheduled at Phantom Fireworks along Highway 160, at 5 p.m. while the Cast-a-ways Car Club will set up shop in the parking lot of Petrack Park starting at 4 p.m., until the candy is gone.

The Lakeside resort at 5870 Homestead Rd, scheduled their Halloween party for kids beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. Find him on Twitter: @sharrispvt.

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