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Eastside Memorial Park hosts Halloween scavenger hunt

Sandy Harding as The Chesshire Cat, Jennifer Golla as the Mad Hatter and Makayla Golla as "Maddy Hatter", the Mad Hatter's daughter particpate in the scavenger hunt at Eastside Memorial Park's Halloween party Tuesday.
Sarah Drinkwine |

There’s been ghost walks and cemetery tours happening throughout Carson Valley since around the first of October getting the community in the spirit of Halloween, but ever participate in a scavenger hunt through a cemetery? To kick off some Halloween fun Eastside Memorial Park held an “After Hours” Halloween party Tuesday where children and families came out to participate in a scavenger hunt through the memorial grounds.

Guests came in costumes, enjoyed some candy, food and beverages then went on their hunts. Some of the items on the list were, a water fountain, an American flag, the year 1935, a war veteran, an angel and many more. After they found the items on the list the kids had to locate the Minion, which was co-owner Nadia Shahin, to turn in their list and receive their gifts of treats.

“It was a fun way to get people out to explore with a little Halloween themed event,” said Nadia.

Owner Irene Shahin said it was also a way to introduce their new green and natural burial ground, which is officially open and available, as an alternative burial service option to the community.

Their display room was open with the biodegradable materials used during the burial ceremonies, including wicket or willow caskets and urns made of Paper Mache of any shape and color and cloth wraps.

“We are trying to do something different within the community,” said Irene. “ We did this event to get to know the community and to have them come and get to know us and to educate them on what we are doing here.”

For more information about Eastside Memorial Park visit eastsidememorialpark.com or call 782-2215. To learn more about green and natural burials visit http://www.greenburialcouncil.org.