When it comes to Halloween displays, few people do it better than Steveston’s Alex Sagert.
Every Oct. 31, Sagert takes ownership of his parents’ front yard at the corner of Second Avenue and Garry Street, something he’s been doing since he was 12.
Complete with fog, sound effects, strobe lighting and animatronics, Sagert’s spooky show has local residents and their kids flocking to the area.
This year, however, Sagert’s display will have an underlying motivation, after his family’s recent loss of a relative to cancer.
“My plan is to not only go bigger and better this year on my display, but I also want to provide a photo-booth with Halloween backdrop for the kids and parents,” explained Sagert.
“For a donation, they can get a picture in their costumes on the big night with print out and digital link to share with all their friends and family, all benefitting the BC Cancer Foundation.”
Richmond businesses stepped up
Sagert posted an appeal on social media earlier this week for a couple of local business owners to sponsor the photo-booth.
To his delight, within 24 hours or so, two stepped up, Steveston Built Taphouse and Richmond Code Ninjas.
“I have gotten a really good deal on a professional photo booth that will print pictures with a custom designed frame around it on site,” he added.
“We will be able to put the business logo) on it and will be also on every digital print as well. I will also be making an event poster and will have the logo displayed prominently and will be distributed through BC Cancer Foundation and social media.”
Sagert said he will also be volunteering in the Tour de Cure British Columbia to raise funds. You can sponsor him here at https://tourdecure.ca/fundraiser/alexsagert.