Top notch Halloween evening at Valley View

Cowichan Valley – Wow and wow and the best!

Country Grocer at the Valley View Centre Really put on a spooktacular and spectacular show for all us locals.

This yearly event was the first I’d gone to and shall now be a tradition. Everybody from hot dog makers and wrapper uppers to hot chocolate makers to the fine young lads who would carefully and perfectly transfer the huge pot of scalding, steaming brew to the serving table not ever spilling a drop (I swear, in 15 minutes alone he’d bring over an average of three pots!). Free hot dogs, free hot chocolate. Goody bags for little ones, could anything else top the night? Yes, and yes again. The most top notch fireworks display ever. They were so unique and so different and so absolutely exhilarating. They were literally 10 to 12 feet over our heads. I was shrieking with joy and thrill and my girlfriend just constantly giggled and laughed as we jumped up and down like bouncing bunny rabbits.

They stopped and we all whooped and hollered and cheered and them boom, they’d do it again! Then finished, boom, boom, another round and then the grand finale. In a word, splendid. Many words – dazzling, illustrious, sumptuous. Did I mention the enormous bonfire?

Another amazing lightshow the roar of the fire but the crackles and sparks that beautifully lifted way up to the clear, star-filled night! A truly memorable, magical Halloween.

Thank you one and all Country Grocer. A top notch night for all.

Lisa Veefkind

Cowichan Valley