25 cents a kiss at the PCSC Halloween Costume Contest & Parade

Oct 27, 2013 | PC Community

 

Kids from 12 years old and under were invited to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes this past Saturday, October 26, and enter the annual Pearl City Shopping Center Halloween Keiki Costume Contest held at Chuck E. Restaurant.

Judging for the costume contest started at 8:00am with long lines forming outside Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant by 7:15am. Student athletes representing Pearl City High School's Athletic Honor Society (AHS), along with their advisor/assistant athletics director, Mr. Michael Pang, served as costume contest judges and score tabulators. Mahalo to the following PCHS AHS student athletes: Joen Tominaga, Trudi Eltagonde, Taylor Ganeko, Megan Ramos,Tanner Tokunaga and Kristian Vaana-Kikuyama.

At 9:30am, winners were announced in several themed categories with 24 prizes awarded for first and second place. Pearl City Shopping Center gift certificates in the amount of $50.00 were awarded as prizes to 12 first place finishers. 12 second place finishers received $25 PCSC gift certificates. Prizes also included a a Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Fun Party. All PCSC gift certificate prizes were generously donated by the Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants Association.

After the costume contest, the kids enjoyed the second part of the event which included the Trick or Treat Parade that took the kids around the shopping center to pick up treats from participating Pearl City Shopping Center merchants

Sheri Rolf from Rolf Advertising, who is also a current Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants Association Board Member, and is in charge of the annual event, was pleased and excited about having the opportunity to host another very special, and successful Halloween themed event that the community and their ohana thoroughly enjoyed at the Pearl City Shopping Center.

"This is just an awesome day full of fun and just a great time for the families to get together and put their children on center stage,"said Rolf. "What a fun time for the merchants to see the kids going "trick or treating" through the center. And what a time for the families to really honor their children, and their children to feel that pride of "I'm on stage in front of these judges". Also, a big shout out to the Pearl City High School Athletic Honor Society for their judging again this year. That takes a lot of courage to stand in front of all of these adorable little kids and judge them. We're also so grateful to the team that checks the kids in a registers them and can dedicate their Saturday morning to us. Irwin, our Hawaiian Superman, he's been here for years and years and years. Thank you to the community for coming out, and the merchants for sponsoring this. All over it's a great day. I have to say a huge mahalo to Chuck E. Cheese. To Jodie Hasche and her team here, they're awesome. Also, to Chuck E himself."

A big mahalo goes out to Stevo the Clown who did another outstanding job as emcee and for his hand made balloon characters that were given out to all the kids.

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Pearl City Shopping Center Halloween Costume Contest & Trick or Treat Parade Check-In Crew!

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Sheri Rolf (lright) is pictured Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant manager Jodie Hasche.

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Several of the Chuck E. Cheese team members pose for a photo with Chuck E. Cheese himself!

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Sheri Rolf hands PCHS Athletic Honor Society advisor and PCHS assistant athletics director, Mr. Michael

Pang with a check for $100.00 as a donation to the program from the Pearl City Shopping Center

Merchants Association. The PCSC Merchants Association has annually donated in the past

few years, $1000.00 to the Pearl City High School Athletics Program in support of the student athletes.

Mr. Pang is pictured with his PCHS AHS student athletes who helped judge and tabulate the

Halloween costume contest. Irwin the Hawaiian Superman (far right) watched over the presentation.

PCHS AHS student athletes pictured from (L-R) Joen Tominaga, Trudi Eltagonde,

Taylor Ganeko, Megan Ramos,Tanner Tokunaga, Kristian Vaana-Kikuyama

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Emcee Stevo the Clown flashes the shaka sign after presenting a PCSC gift certificate to a winner.

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Pearl City Shopping Center Halloween Keiki Costume Contest winner. Now that's pretty scary!


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This little guy won a prize impersonating singer and songwriter, Hawai'i's own, Bruno Mars. Great job!

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The best job in town!

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This high flying astronaut pictured with Chuck E. Cheese is set to blast off after picking up his prize.

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Sheri Rolf congratulates another "scary" winner.

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Really Cool!

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Really Green!

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Trick or Treaters line up to pick up Halloween goodies from Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants.

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First stop for the trick or treaters was Heads Up Salon near the House of Dragon Chinese Restaurant.