I walk into the various office spaces in the Hawthorne Hotel and find scenes such as these that I photographed on Friday afternoon -- the stockpiling of Halloween decor in preparation for our Halloween Ball decorating contest.
Each department is given a room and a generous decorating stipend, to use to decorate for the annual Hawthorne Hotel Halloween Costume Ball.
They vie for the cash prize as well as bragging rights.
They raid the decor bins from the prior year to recycle decorations, adding to their ability to make the best display.
They scare new employees who walk into these spaces unaware, encountering these unexpected objects.
We cannot wait for you to be able to see the completed decor, when you arrive at our annual Halloween Costume Ball.