Globe Downtown thanks community for Halloween success

The Family of Coco won the Peoples Choice Award

Dear Editor:

Thank-you for joining us in Globe Historic Downtown for our 2019 annual community-gift trick-or-treat event held on Halloween night.What a huge success! From our oldest on-foot trick-or-treater at 105 to our youngest carried wee-one at one month old, all the way from Sycamore to Yuma, the streets were packed with all ages of Halloween smiles and joy.

We were blessed again by four music and DJ staging areas, including the Freeport-MacMoRan Copper and Gold staging area featuring KQSS’s own Big John Libynski with his ever favorite Halloween song favorites playlist, power graciously supplied by the Dominion Cutting Co.; Werewolf Derryl Meeks and mascot “Marshall Hannibal Spider” at the 1916 Train Depot; The “doctor in the house”, Alexis Rivera sponsored by the Cobre Valley Youth Club, with power graciously supplied by the awesome team at McSpadden Ford; Last but not least, the Globe High School Band under the direction of Allie Tolman in front of the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts.

The merchants, yet again, knocked-it-out-of-the-park decorating their storefronts, they never cease to amaze us. The people’s choice ballot box yet again was filled with votes, and “Mater in his Werewolf costume” took the most votes. Decorating an entire truck in fur seemed to be no challenge for the team at Western Reprographics, kudos to another year of a people’s choice win. In a close people’s choice second place, was the skeleton rock band across the street designed by the Marr family who shared their candy gifting stage this year with Southwest Gas Corporation. The competition was again high for the “Judge’s Choice” categories. In addition to individual judges out this year, we also enlisted three diverse families to fight it out and come up with this year’s winners. Such a fun array of comments, winners, special mentions and more. Weighing in all of the decisions, the overall winner from the judges goes to the Marr family at Broad and Mesquite for the Skeleton Rock Band, second place tie from the judges going to Kino Floors and Interiors and Western Reprographics, kudos! The judges also weighed in on the Halloween candy stations and put forth the following winners: First place, Farm Bureau Insurance and Farm Bureau Financial Services for their full mining and seven dwarfs office entrance theme (writer’s note, the Heigh-Ho dance was the BEST!); second place, J&S Towing flatbed mobile graveyard; third place the Gila Valley Off Road Club; and fourth place went to the Millberry’s (former Ortega’s/Gibson’s Building) for the coffin and aliens array. This year there was quite the judging confusion as to which candy station featured the movie COCO. Many, many votes came in for this “booth” but all listing different locations. In watching the online costume contest by Kenneth Chan Photography, we think that we have our answer. To the huge group of COCO participants who moved through the event in unison, you win the 2019 Stand Out award! Kudos for your effort and kudos for being so fabulous that even the independent judges ALL voted for you. Congratulations to all of our 2019 bragging rights winners! You are the best!

Now for our special thanks to all of the merchants, businesses, community groups, non-profits, organizations, churches, trunk-or-treat participants and individual family participant treat-gifters. We hope you stopped by the ever-fun photo booth and social media costume contest brought to us by Kenneth Chan Photography and his team of wonders. Special thanks to the team of volunteers who opened up the 1910 jail for free kiddo-friendly spooky mini walk through tours, we appreciate you. Major thanks to the amazing army of volunteers at the Globe Downtown Association (aka Historic Globe Main Street Program), the Public Works team at the City of Globe, Globe Police Department, Globe Fire Department and the City of Globe events committee Additional thanks and gratitude go out to the countless pounds of safe candy that is donated by you, the community. With the help of our team Tailwaggers ATV runner angels, we get to joyfully redistribute the donations throughout the event. Thank-you! We know how much candy you purchase to graciously donate, how much time you spend to set-up and decorate, and to tear-down, words just cannot express how very thankful we are. From tip to toe, this community safe-zone event could not be possible without each and every one of you, thank-you.

So without further adieu, here is the list of our amazing 2019 participants:

First participation application received kudos goes out to the team at the Jackson-Hewitt Tax Services office, yay and thank-you! Diamond M Dental, Molina Ink, Palo Verde Care, Bank of the West, Rainbow Flowers & Rentals, AZYP (Arizona Youth Partnership), Talley Ho Engineering, Vida E Caffe, Globe Public Works Department, Byron Mills and Leonard Strom offices, Globe Rotary, Dairy Queen, 5-D Mining & Construction, DalMolin Excavating, TMCI, Farm Bureau Insurance, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Cobre Valley Recreation Center, J&S Towing, Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, Copper Cities Rotary, Copper Vista Dental, Hollis Theater, Horne Motor Company, American Family Insurance, Matthew Storms, Stalling’s & Long Reality, Maranatha Baptist Church, Eric DuFriend & Brandi Uptain of Oak Realty, the Military Antiques Museum/Gibson’s building with Paul and Vickie Milberry, Barnet, Delaney and Perkins Eye Center, Globe Christian Center, ZONA Ice. Tom Thompson Law Office, Diana Montgomery Law Office, CVS, Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, Globe Downtown Association, Dominion Cutting Co., Wreck-O-Mended, Hope Family Care, Living Waters Church Trunk or Treat Zone, Southwest Gas Corporation, the Marr family, Thema Health, Globe Public Library, Turn the Page Vintage, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Farley’s Pub, Noel’s Sweets & Gifts, Power Elite Dance Company, La Casita, The City Of Globe administration department, Bloom on Broad, Triplet Mountain Communications, The Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce, Gila County SOS, Phyliss and family, The Huddle, M L & H, Sparklight, formerly Cable One, Canyonlands Health, Big O Tires, the Gila Valley Off Road Club, City of Globe Public Works department, City of Globe Police department, City of Globe Fire department, Western Reprographics, Kino Floors and Interiors, El Ranchito, High Desert Humane Society Cat Rescue, the Drift Inn Saloon, pop-up art shop & family at the McKevitt building, McSpadden Ford, The Cobre Valley Republicans Club, the Cobre Valley Youth Club, Los Robertos and the Cobre Valley Democrats Club.

Special mentions going out to: Russell Tiede of TD-Drones & Photography in Miami for all of the hard work with the time-lapse event photography and digital crowd mapping work, we cannot wait to work on this data with you; the Pastor Crick, Oasis Printing and their church families who have been faithfully handing out free hot food and a safe haven during this event for almost 20 years, a well-deserved break this year, thank-you for your love and faithfulness to your community.; Linda of Linda’s Tee’s, Joe Bradford from the Clock Shop and the team at Jammerz, you have our hearts; and to Shirley Liles and Simply Sarah’s, we miss your faces.

Thank-you for all those who turned in their event sign-up forms, you make our job a little easier. If we missed anyone on this list, we apologize from the bottoms of our hearts. We are a community most blessed. Questions? Comments? Reach out to Molly Cornwell, Globe Downtown Association, 480-345-7477. See you all for Santa & his Elves at the depot on Nov. 30 or the Light Parade on Dec. 14.