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Help Choose the Winners of the Abt Halloween Costume Contest!

Halloween is one of the most eagerly-anticipated days of the year at Abt. Our annual costume contest is a full-day event that sees members of every department in the store get dressed in creative costumes. Some make meticulous plans a year in advance, and some may throw their costumes together the night before, but the result is a collection of colorful characters, all competing to win the coveted Best Costume awards. In…

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ABC’s Hungry Hound Visits Dylan’s Candy Bar at Abt

Earlier this month, Steve Dolinsky, aka ABC 7 Chicago’s “Hungry Hound” food critic, stopped by our Dylan’s Candy Bar to sample some sweets in anticipation of Halloween. To celebrate the arrival of the spooky holiday, the segment aired this past weekend. Check out the video below to find out what he thought, and make sure to stop by for something sweet on your next visit to Abt.…

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Celebrate Halloween with Abt!

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you’re in need of some safe, foolproof plans, we’ve got you covered! This Saturday, from noon-4pm, bring the family to Abt for an afternoon of Halloween fun. We’ll be making spooky (but not too spooky) crafts, trick-or-treating throughout the store, and taking photos of your creative costumes. It’s all indoors, it’s totally free, and kids of all ages are welcome. No RSVP necessary, just swing…

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Halloween Movie Marathon!

We love costume contests and and bags of candy, but one of our favorite parts of Halloween is the scary movies. When the sun sets and the wind picks up outside, there’s nothing quite like settling down with a big bowl of popcorn, turning the lights out and hitting play on a creepy movie. And while going to the video store to find a Blu-ray does have a certain charm, the selection of movies available for…

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Happy Halloween from Abt!

All of us here at Abt love Halloween.  It gives us the opportunity to dress up and impress each other as well as our customers with our fun, spooky and creative costumes.  If you are looking to stop by Abt, do it today and see us all in our goofy, ghoulish glory!  …

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Abt Gets Frightening and Fun!

Every year for Halloween we like to get creative and be a little mischievous.  All the employees get to come in their silliest, scariest and most topical costumes.  It’s always a treat. Here are just a few of the creative costumes that roamed our sales floors. Luckily, no customers were stung. I could just hear that Fratelli’s song now… Dave really wasn’t there, man. I’m sure there was a comic issue where Superwoman…

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Abt's Scaretastic Weekend!

For the weekend of Halloween, we will be having a special kid’s event.  Come to the store on Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 12-4 and get the little ones a free balloon animal or have their faces painted.  Pumpkins, witches and ghosts are on the artist’s list of possibilities. Come on by and have a ghoulish time!…

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Spooktacular Sunday at Abt

This past Sunday, our monthly Kids Day got a bit spooky.  Decorations were scattered around our atrium, and kids were able to craft their own Halloween bracelets, trick or treat bags, pumpkin picture frames and get their faces painted with designs of ghosts, goblins and more.  For the first time ever kids were able to jump on a custom hay-ride where Farmer Brown took them around our entire atrium. If you weren’t…

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Abt Makes Halloween Fun For All

This Halloween, all of Abt employees wanted to have a little fun… So, they dressed for the occasion. From little red riding hood to a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat, everyone was so creative. There was fun for people of all ages—especially our younger friends that came in to trick-or-treat. Kids that joined in the Halloween fun got to go on hayrides, do a few crafts, and play some…

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