Beginning in mid-September, Northwest teammates from every service center collected candy for the Good Deed Halloween Candy Drive!
This year’s goal behind the candy drive was to collect enough candy to distribute to local Title I schools in our team’s respective communities. The Good Deed Team is always looking for opportunities to strengthen their relationship and be involved with schools in the community.
Though the Northwest team collects candy every year, this year’s Candy Drive became a much bigger initiative than expected. In addition to donating candy, some of our teams participated in Trunk or Treats at local schools. Some teammates even took on hosting their own local trunk or treat!
Despite the weather being less than desirable, our teammates continued to move forward to create memorable experiences for the children in the communities that we serve. We are inspired by our teammates’ creativity and make a difference attitude that they bring to every initiative and how much fun they had bringing everything together. We’re excited about what ideas will come up next year!
This October, our Northwest teammates outdid themselves with the costumes selected! From Mario Kart to Mean Girls and M&M’s to Crayola Crayons, the costumes were creative, fun, and innovative. Here are just a few of our favorites:
Our Buford office brought everyone’s favorite game to life as the characters of Mario Kart! Who do you think wins the race out of this bunch?
Our Lawrenceville office took “What’s your favorite color?” to the next level as Crayola Crayons! You can even spot our Service Center Manager getting in on the fun!
A classic candy favorite, the Chattanooga office dressed up as M&M’s this year. They even had a surprise visit from a unicorn!
M-O-U-S-E! Our Tucker office had a game of Scrabble going with them as the pieces.
These are only a few of the creative ideas that came to life this year! Other costumes included Pokémon characters, classic witches, the 3 blind mice, and even some emojis.
What was great to see was the number of teammate group costumes that were put together. We know we’re lucky to have teammates who enjoy not only working together but also celebrating together! We can’t wait to see what type of ideas spring up next year!
If you’re a lover of tasty treats and creative costumes, then your favorite celebration is right around the corner! Halloween is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. This festival celebrated their new year on November 1 and marked the end of summer and harvest as the dark, cold winter began. Over time, Celtic areas became overtaken by the Romans and many Roman Catholic and Celtic traditions were intertwined. In the 8th century, Pope Gregory III designated October 31st as All Hallow’s Eve, the day before a Catholic holiday known as All Saint’s Day.
Though today’s celebration is more about dressing up and having a good time, many of the older traditions and superstitions about Halloween remain the same. One of the superstitions regarding Halloween is that anyone who has seen a spider on this evening has encountered the spirit of a loved one watching over them. In actuality, you probably will not see too many spiders around this time because most of them have already laid eggs and died. In fall and winter, spiders might be found in the dark corners of your home or basement as they prepare to begin laying eggs again. If the site of these creatures troubles you, Northwest Exterminating has experienced technicians who can scare these pests away from your home!
Northwest Exterminating can take care of pests in the home for you, but if you would like to embrace pests in a different way, maybe some of these costumes will do the trick!
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