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The leaves are falling down and the air is getting crisp.  I can smell the pumpkin spice garbage when I walk the dog. It must be getting close to Halloween.  I have friends that love this holiday, I can take it or leave it.  I like the day after when the candy goes on sale. 


I was always this way.  It was normally cold and rainy so we had to wear coats over or under our costumes which were typically store bought.  My sister and her friends would take us all around town finding the best blocks. We would be out for hours and many times need help carrying our pillow cases that we used for goody bags. My older sister is amazing like that.

A Very Early Halloween with Rich & Papaw

I do have a couple that stand out though.  I was a beatnik for a party at the Dzwigalski’s house. I had just gotten back from Philly and had no money so my mother bought me a mop top wig and I wore all black.  The party was a lot of fun and everyone had a great time. I don’t think anyone really got my costume, but hey I had fun anyways.

Another year that stands out would have to be my freshman year of high school.  The senior class was doing a big haunted house and my friend’s older brother was the head of it.  I don’t remember exactly what happened, but for some reason I was at school late that day and ended up getting recruited to help.  I was the only freshman that got to do so and remembered feeling honored.  Funny thing is I had nothing scary about me. I was less than five feet and couldn’t look scary if I tried. Somehow, when they got the clown makeup and the skull cap on they said there was something in my eyes that scared the shit out of them. My younger sister would say the same thing years later one time when I was babysitting.

In the end, I don’t hate Halloween, I just wasn’t geeked up about it as other people were. I was never as creative as the rest of my friends and always felt a little like an outsider even with people that knew me the best.  I was a follower and an ass kisser.  I guess some things never change.

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JP Adkins : Design Receives Best of Award 2 Years in a Row!

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JP Adkins : Design Receives 2016 & 2017 Best of Ferndale Award

FERNDALE March 23, 2017 -- For the second year in a row, JP Adkins Design has been awarded Best of Ferndale Award in the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services category by the Ferndale Award Program.

Each year, the Ferndale Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Ferndale area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The Ferndale Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Ferndale Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Ferndale Award Program

The Ferndale Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Ferndale area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Ferndale Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.