Whether you are looking for a fun piece to complete a Halloween costume or that perfect accessory for your business wardrobe, it can all be found at your local Goodwill store. [Read more…] about Costume or Career, You Can Find It At Goodwill
Why Pay Retail For Your Halloween Costume?
It sounded like a good idea when my wife proposed we host a Halloween party. After all, I love Halloween—the scary movies, all the neighborhood kids in those adorable costumes and of course raiding my daughter’s candy stash over the following week.
I’ve discovered there’s an actual art to the negotiation of convincing an eight year old to share their hard-earned treats. What works best for me is something along the lines of “Kaitlyn, you really don’t want those nasty wafer things, do you? You know how they make those, right? [Read more…] about Why Pay Retail For Your Halloween Costume?
Be Your Own Monster Fun Day!
Where: 83 Maddex Square Drive Shepherdstown, WV.
When: Saturday October 24th 2015
Tomorrow the witches and werewolves will be out to play at our Be Your Own Monster Fun Day in Shepherdstown, WV. Come out for a day of frightening fun with Horizon Goodwill Industries!
Here’s a few reasons why you should spend your day with us: [Read more…] about Be Your Own Monster Fun Day!
The Case Of The Vanishing Clothes
By this point you know I’m a big fan of Halloween—spooky movies, kids in costumes trick or treating, the chilly fall air. Yes, I really enjoy the whole scary vibe! It wasn’t always so easy for me to get into the Halloween spirit, but last year, thanks to my daughter Kaitlyn and yes, Horizon Goodwill, I found myself really inspired. The best thing about Halloween to me is that I always try to come up with unique ways to scare my wife. Honestly, over the years it’s become too easy, but I still get to laugh at her for believing in ghosts. But recently, I found myself starting to waiver in my disbelief. [Read more…] about The Case Of The Vanishing Clothes
Happy Haunting This Halloween With Horizon Goodwill
Hello again! Are you getting excited as I am for Halloween? I don’t know if it’s just the chilly weather, the changing of the leaves or the fact that baseball playoffs are in full swing—maybe it’s a combination of all the above. But there is one other thing about October that I was always find myself looking forward to. Since I was in Junior High I always deemed October Scary Movie Month. It’s a special time of year when I take over the film watching schedule for my family. I go out and purchase a variety of spooky movies, some that Kaitlyn can watch (we just went to see Hotel Transylvania 2…for the third time) and others that Missy and I can only enjoy long after our little princess has retired for the evening. What I enjoy most about this self-appointed duty is hunting for DVDs and, on rare occasions, even VHS tapes of sinister tales that neither I nor my wife have watched before. That’s a pretty tall order, as anyone who knows me understands I’m an avid movie fan and there’s not much I haven’t seen.
Every year I start my “haunt” in late August, seeking movies at garage sales, online and via that popular streaming service you’re probably a member of as well. But do you want in on a little secret? All of those avenues can’t hold a flickering candle on an ominous windy night when compared to this one very special place. A resource that never lets me down, always loaded with video surprises that never breaks the budget. And the coolest part about this place…every time I go it’s a different experience! You guessed it—Horizon Goodwill! [Read more…] about Happy Haunting This Halloween With Horizon Goodwill
It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again!
Hopefully you recognize the title of this week’s blog as just one of the memorable quotes uttered by possibly baseball’s most colorful character to ever tie up cleats—Yankee legend Yogi Berra. He passed away just last month at the ripe old age of 90, which lead to several tributes across all types of media, but the interesting thing is most of the pieces I read spoke more about his colorful words of wisdom than his athletic career, and for good reason! His “Yogi-isms”, little sayings that would just organically spring from his brain, are so simple, yet full of poetic elements that really make the receiver stop, think and appreciate what they’ve just experienced.
I was thinking of Yogi as I drove Kaitlyn to the Horizon Goodwill Store last week, as it literally was like deja vu all over again. We made the same trip last October to purchase donated clothing in order to create her Halloween costume, and she begged me to do so once again this year. It’s kind of becoming a father/daughter tradition, and I think that’s pretty cool. This time, however, she kept stating the phrase “Be Your Own Monster”, which I discovered was the nationwide tag line between Sony Picture’s “Hotel Transylvania 2” and Goodwill Industries®. As a writer and marketer, I have to admit, it works—and is a pretty cool concept to boot!
This week I decided to share the details of our shopping trip with the Horizon Goodwill Faithful, as well as throwing a few “Yogi-isms” in for good measure. Think you can spot all of them? [Read more…] about It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again!