On October 31st, Peter Geiger’s super fun Halloween festivities will be held at the Geiger headquarters at 70 Mt. Hope Avenue in Lewiston, Maine, beginning at 4:30 pm EDT. There, you’ll be able to attend the “Trick-Or-Treating” and receive your King-Sized candy bars, provided you know the password. And the password is….
You’ll have to follow us on Facebook where we’ll post the Halloween password as soon as it’s revealed!
The Halloween Tradition
by Peter Geiger
It all started about 28 years ago on an October 31st morning. I was being interviewed by Jon James on WMME (Moose Radio) in Augusta, Maine. As we talked about going trick-or-treating and I mentioned that I give out either king or giant-sized candy bars. Jon got so excited that we decided to have a “secret password.” If you didn’t know about the password, you’d get one bar. But, if you knew the special word, you got three giant candy bars of your choice (out of 26 types).
Last year we had 2,102 trick or treaters. The record was set in 2017 when Lewiston/Auburn had a storm that took out power to most of the city. I got mine back at 2pm that day. We had 2,507 that night. It was a Tuesday.
Trivia – Since 1997 we have had 25,644 trick or treaters and given out 76,932 king sized candy bars. Leftovers are always given to youth groups.
This year we are hoping to bring some smiles and fun to neighborhood families who have been through so much this past week.