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For Additional Information:

General info and Muirwood Park:           Sean or Joyce at 245-2602, or info@totith.org

West Park:                                            Erica at 248-9513, or westpark@totith.org

Goldenview Park:                                  Heidi at 230-8755, or goldenview@totith.org

Eagle River:                                          Sarah at 350-9632, or eagleriver@totith.org

Kempton Hills:                                      Sabrina at 727-2103, or kemptonhills@totith.org

 

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TOTITH 2013 Sunday, September 8

There will be an optional kickoff party for each neighborhood from 5:30-6:00PM. 

Door-to-door trick or treating runs from 6:00-8:00PM.

 

Event Maps

·         Eagle River

·         Goldenview

·         Kempton Hills

·         Kincaid (both the Muirwood and Westpark sides)

 

What to expect at your kickoff party

Eagle River

·         Music & DJ:  Alpenglow Elementary School librarian “DJ Jeri Geer”

·         Activities and attractions:  Meet Miss Teen Alaska and Miss Anchorage, face painting, games, balloon sales for Audrey, and possibly a fire truck.

·         Donation Station featured beneficiary:  The Eagle River event is collecting funds for the family of Audrey Bennett, an Eagle River 8 year old battling leukemia in Portland, OR. 

Audrey 2  Audrey 1

 

Goldenview

·         Music & DJ:  “DJ Kato”, courtesy of M&M Productions

·         Activities and attractions:  Carnival games

·         Donation Station featured charity:  Ronald McDonald House

 

Kempton Hills

·         Music & DJ:  “Big C”, courtesy of M&M Productions

·         Activities and attractions

·         Donation Station featured charity:  Make a Wish Foundation

 

Kincaid Muirwood

·         Music and DJ:  “DJ Mike”, courtesy of M&M Productions

·         Activities and attractions:  Bounce house courtesy of Tons of Fun Entertainment

·         Donation Station featured charity:  Hospice of Anchorage

 

Kincaid Westpark

·         Music & DJ:  “DJ Juba”, courtesy of M&M Productions

·         Activities and attractions:  Cotton candy, bounce house courtesy of For Fun Alaska, photo booth, scavenger hunt

·         Donation Station featured charity:  Make a Wish Foundation

 

What Is TOTITH?

Trick or Treat in the Heat (TOTITH) is a neighborhood-wide early Halloween celebration.  Anyone who has experienced Trick or Treat with late October Alaskan weather knows what a borderline miserable experience it can be for our kids here (and their parents)!   By holding it in early September, the kids get to wear their costumes without cold weather gear.  The event has grown every year, and in 2013 will consist of four separate events, across five neighborhoods.

 

Why Is It Held?

It started in 2005 as an impromptu block event to allow a terminally-ill five year old to experience one last Trick or Treat before he died.  However, all participants had so much fun that it is now a highly-anticipated neighborhood-wide party and charity fundraiser.

 

How to Participate

Wristbands are sold for $10 apiece before the event, which serve as the child’s admission ticket (note, adults do not require wristbands unless they are collecting candy too!)  100% of the proceeds from these wristbands are donated to the charities (volunteers absorb any operating costs).  We also accept additional donations on behalf of the charities before and during the event.  In order to avoid overwhelming the host neighborhoods, the number of wristbands is limited, so purchase yours beforehand in order to guarantee a slot for your child.  For the past four years we sold out of wristbands before the event, so PLEASE don’t wait until the last minute to get yours!

 

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Locations

This year there will be four concurrent events.  Each event has its own color-coded admissions wristband.

 

 

Event

Wristband Description

Comments and General Directions

Eagle River

Light Blue, with “TOTITH-Eagle River”

The Eagle River event has moved to a new neighborhood in eastern Eagle River, and will now be held in Heritage Estates. 

 

From the Eagle River WalMart on Eagle River Loop, head east on Eagle River Road for 1 mile, then turn left (north) onto Eagle River Lane and proceed for a quarter mile.

Goldenview

Yellow, with “TOTITH-Goldenview

Same south Anchorage lower hillside location as previous years. 

 

From Seward Highway, take Rabbit Creek Road east (uphill) for 1.7 miles, turn right onto Bridgeview Drive.  Event is held at the far end of the neighborhood, beyond and including Wood Hall Drive.

Kempton Hills

Green, with “TOTITH”

In south Anchorage, joining us for the first time in 2013.

 

From the Seward Highway, take Huffman Road east for 0.4 miles.  At the traffic light, turn right (south) and procede on Lake Otis Parkway for 0.4 miles.  Turn left into either Kempton Hills Drive or Legacy Drive.

Kincaid

Orange, with “TOTITH-Kincaid”

Same west Anchorage location as previous years. 

 

From Minnesota Drive, take Raspberry Road west for 2.4 miles, turn left (south) onto Sand Lake Road for 0.5 miles, then right onto Kincaid Road for a quarter mile.  The event includes two neighborhoods, Westpark (to your left, branching off of Westpark Drive) and Muirwood Park (to your right, including and branching off of Katahdin Drive).  Your orange wristband is good for both neighborhoods.

 

Wristband Purchase Locations

In order to raise funds for the charities, and avoid overwhelming the host neighborhoods, we sell admission wristbands before the event.  Wristbands are required for the children going door-to-door, accompanying adults and non-participating babies do not require wristbands. 

 

List updated as of noon Sunday.

 

Store

Location

Payment Options

Eagle

River

Golden-

view

Kempton

Hills

Kincaid

Partycraft

639 W. Intl. Airport Rd, Anchorage

Cash or credit card

Sold out

Yes

Yes

Yes

Party World

3810 Arctic Blvd, Anchorage

Cash or credit card

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sold out

Picture This

11401 Old Glenn Hwy, Eagle River

Sold out

 

 

 

McDonalds

11808 Old Glenn Hwy, Eagle River

Sold Out

 

 

 

McDonalds

Wasilla

 

Sold out

 

 

 

McDonalds

Tikhatnu Commons,

1166 N. Muldoon Rd, Anchorage

Sold out

 

 

 

McDonalds

1320 Huffman Road, Anchorage

Cash

 

Yes

Yes

 

McDonalds

8915 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

Cash

 

Yes

Yes

 

McDonalds

Northern Lights & Arctic Blvd, Anchorage

Cash

 

 

Yes

Dooley’s

730 E. 15th Ave,

Anchorage

 

Sold out

 

Sold out

Kincaid Elementary School

PTA school supplies booth.  Sales to Kincaid students only

 

 

 

 

Sold out

SoYo Yogurt Shoppe

1330 Huffman Road, Anchorage

Cash or check made out to designated charity

 

 

Yes

 

Kid to Kid

1231 E. Dimond Blvd.

Anchorage

 

Sold out

 

 

Sweet Adeline’s

1120 Huffman Road,

Anchorage

 

Sold out

 

 

 

The designated charities for the checks are Hospice of Anchorage, Ronald McDonald House, or the Make a Wish Foundation.

 

Residents of participating neighborhoods can also contact their neighborhood coordinator (see the list at the top of this page). 

 

TOTITH Merchandise

 

TOTITH T-Shirts

Adult sizes $10, youth sizes $5

Production costs were generously donated by BP. 

 

TOTITH Tote Bags

$10

 

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All proceeds from the T-shirt and tote bag sales go to the charities.

 

 

Charities Supported

100% of your donations, the proceeds from wristband and merchandise sales, and corporate sponsorships are donated equally to the three charities that helped us the most during Ian’s leukemia. 

·         We spent over six consecutive months in the Seattle Ronald McDonald House from late 2003 to mid 2004, and then periodically when back in Seattle for follow-up visits in 2005.  

·         Thanks to The Make a Wish Foundation, Ian got to be a “pilot for a day”, visiting a C-17 squadron at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma.

·         Finally, after all reasonable medical options in Seattle were exhausted, Hospice of Anchorage helped make it possible for our family to return home, so that Ian could comfortably spend his last months enjoying an Alaskan summer outside of the hospital.

 

News Coverage of Current and Past Events

2013


KTUU story on Eagle River event and Audrey Bennett

2011


Our donated radio ad

Alaska Star article

KFAT “Morning Chaos” Radio Show Interview

KTVA story

2010


KTVA Channel 11 Sunday Evening News Article, with Alexis Fernandez

KTUU story


2008


KTVA Channel 11 Monday Evening News Article, with Todd Walker

KTVA Channel 11 Live Sunday Evening Broadcast, with Todd Walker

2007


KTVA Channel 11 Cancer Connection with Matt Simon, Coverage of TOTITH

2006


KTUU Channel 2 Coverage with Rebecca Palsha-2006

KIMO Channel 13 Coverage with Bianca Slota-2006

2005 (Original Event)


KTUU Channel 2 Coverage with Rebecca Palsha - 2005

KTVA Channel 11 Coverage with Christine Nangle

KIMO Channel 13 Coverage with Bianca Slota-2005

 

 

Revised 9/8/2013