Friday, October 28, 2005

New Orleans Natives Celebrating Halloween Like Everyone Else

NEW ORLEANS (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The effects of Hurricane Katrina won’t stop New Orleans residents from celebrating Halloween like the rest of the country.

Just ask Marita Jaeger, owner of the French Quarter-based vampire boutique shop, Boutique du Vampyre.

Jaeger is putting together a haunted house for local kiddies and adults at her shop on Monday (Oct. 31).

Promising it will be “really scary,” Jaeger will use the normal Halloween haunted house tricks including blindfolding guests and having them reach into a bowl filled with “real” intestines.

She’s hoping 400 people show up and figures it will be easy to scare up that number since New Orleans natives are starting to come back to the devastated city in droves and only a handful of places are hosting Halloween festivities.

While it may seem like a bad time to celebrate anything, Jaeger doesn’t think so.

In her words, “All any [New Orleans resident] wants to do now is celebrate. We need something to celebrate to put everything in the past behind us.”

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