Costumes, cocktails part of annual event
Corey Schlosser already knows how to make a good drink.
But for this year's Monster Bash, he's going to kick it up a step.
Schlosser and his partner, Frank Ginnetti, are serving their signature limoncello, which takes 40 days to infuse.
As a nod to the top host, trick-or-treaters will bestow honors for the best stop at this year's event, slated for 8 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 20. The prize: two free classes at ABC Bartending School.
Schlosser, who bartends and manages Figlio and VinoVino in the Grandview Heights area, said he can already sling a good cocktail. But improvement is always an option.
"It's always nice to learn," he said.
The trick-or-treat portion of the evening will be held from 8 to 9:30 p.m. There are 12 stops on this year's tour route, which is rughly bounded by Livingston Avenue and Mohawk, Sycamore and Third streets.
Tickets to the sixth annual Monster Bash are $55 for members of the German Village Society, $65 for non-members. Tickets are available at the Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St., and online at germanvillage.com.
Shiloh Todorov, director of the German Village Society, said Monster Bash is the third largest fundraiser for the Society.
She said she's been impressed with the enthusiasm from the business community, residents and volunteers.
"It's got kind of a buzz about it," Todorov said. "That's kind of fun."
Some in the business community also are getting involved.
Starbucks will be giving out samples of its new fall drinks.
David Cunningham of Edward Jones on East Beck Street said he will be decorating his office and handing out treats.
"It's a fun evening," Cunningham said. "I've done it in the past. I want to help the community and get my name out to some potential clients. It's a win-win for everybody."
After the trick-or-treating is over, the party will move to the Meeting Haus. There will be drinks, dancing and light fare. Winners of a costume contest will receive T-shirts and trophies.
The party will conclude around 11:30 p.m.
For $85, participants can get VIP passes, which will provide access to a private bar section and a gift bag, stuffed with goodies, such as chocolates from Winans, tickets to Shadowbox Live and tickets from Columbus Food Adventures.
Schlosser and Ginnetti participated in the party for the first time last year.
"It was a lot of fun," Schlosser said. "It had great energy. It was nice to see a different side of German Village."