The Great DXRD Halloween Party 2019 is a wrap and we’re once again overcome with gratitude to this community. Our Beavercreek neighbors and fellow merchants continually bless us with their overwhelming and unwavering support.
Thank you to every family who came out to show us all some love. We’re small, local businesses who love what we do, love our staff, and love our community. When we invite our neighbors to come out for an event, we prepare and plan and pull out all the stops not knowing if anyone will show up. You did. Beavercreek, we are grateful that you show up for events, and every day.
Thank you to our team. Our people are kind and generous and good hearted and just the nicest. They make us look good and wise every single day, and especially on days that could be stressful and trying. The Halloween Party was not. It was a joy and it was fun. And it was fun for us because of them. Thank you Dylan, Connor, Olivia, Charlie, Carson, Maddy, Shaeli, Jenelle, Noah, and Cody. Thank you to those who generously tipped our team. It was appreciated.
Decoy Art Studio was the first to join us years ago. They had everything from a roving dinosaur and art stations to gift bags and treat stops. They also welcomed Primrose School of Beavercreek who brought lots of carnival games and prizes and Carlson Photography who took professional photos of the children in costume.
TJ Awards jumped in with both feet several years ago and we think they’re just the sweetest stop of the night. Todd and his team give each child in costume a trophy with their name on it. They get to pick out a trophy and watch as their name is engraved. Every kid gets welcomed like a friend and treated like a winner. 🙂 We hope you’ll remember TJ Awards for trophies, plaques, and recognition awards for your team, family and business. Their custom work is the best and, of course, they’re on Dayton-Xenia!
We appreciate all the merchants who decorated and dressed up and provided free activities, treats, and fun:
Beavercreek Pizza Dive
Bombshell Culture Salon
Decoy Art Studio
Feed the Creek
Knickerbocker Pools & Spas
La Crique Boutique
MTS Toy & Hobby
Once Upon a Thyme Bookstore
Sew in Style School of Sewing
Click here to visit our Facebook page and check out the videos from our visits to each of the merchants during the event.
We hope you discovered new merchants, discovered something new about your familiar favorites, and that you’ll remember to shop local and shop small.
Thank you Mayor Bob Stone for showing up again and again to support us and our fellow merchants. We appreciate you tirelessly serving up the first slice and several hundred more. This November, you’ll have another chance to vote for Bob for Mayor of Beavercreek.
Thank you celebrity servers. Thank you Jennifer and Chris Beck and Sheila McCarrier for being our volunteer servers for the night. In exchange for their excellent serving skills, we’re making a donation to Creek Safe and Live Like Jake. Together, they served more than 3,000 slices. Click here to find out more about Creek Safe, the parent-led movement that’s bringing a new level of safety to Beavercreek City Schools and click here to learn about Live Like Jake and why infant survival swimming is important to Sheila and her business, Gem City Swim.
Thank you Beavercreek Police Department for sharing Community Engagement Officer Mark Brown and Motor Unit Officer Matt Barber with us. The kid-sized Kruiser Kevin was a big hit with the kids and, let’s face it, all of the adults were impressed with that tank of a motorcycle. But, the best part is seeing the little ones hug the officers. Thank you for recognizing that effective policing begins with getting out and meeting the neighbors.
Thank you Deanne Fisher and Sanderson Insurance. Every child at the Halloween Party was greeted at the door by Deanne and given a gift bag with treats and freebies. Deanne donates and puts the bags together every year. We appreciate the partnership.
Thank you Ohio Representative Rick Perales for stopping by to support us. If you know Rick, you know that he’s always working and always out in the community. Term limits make this Rick’s final term as your Representative for District 73. Soon, you’ll get a chance to vote for him for Greene County Commissioner.
Lastly, let me tell you that every single person who showed up was patient and kind and generous and expecting to have a good time. At our place, there was a wait out the door even before the event started. And everyone waiting was waiting with at least one child who was dressed up and ready to party. Not one person was impatient or rude or unkind to our team, our volunteers, or each other. We’re parents, too. We remember getting off work, racing home to get the children dressed and ready to go, and then rushing off to an event only to have to wait in line with excited children. It’s not lost on us that it might have been a recipe for exasperated adults. They were not, or if they were grown-ups and remembered that little eyes were watching and kept it to themselves. To a person, we were greeted with thank yous and smiles. Everyone was fun and festive and such good sports. And you filled our hearts.
We’re already planning 2020. Click here to follow the event on Facebook. 🙂
On that note we’ll say thank you, thank you, thank you.
See you today at The Dive,
Teresa & J.R.