Thursday, September 13, 2007

Stephenie Meyer Day


It's Stephenie Meyer Day here in Forks, named for the author of Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse. Sept 13 was selected because that's Bella's, the protagonist's, birthday in the books.
There was a birthday party for Bella at the library, and the Chief of Police served peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (that's a reference to the books).

There are signs in windows of businesses here, as well as at the locations for the "hunting."





There was a "hunting permit" available at the Chamber of Commerce, for which you went to six places in town talked about in the book, and got stamped. There was a special drawing held for those who got all six stamps. We had fun going and getting the stamps just for the heck of it. We have our "permit" to show our granddaughters when they ask us about it.
JT's Sweet Stuff gave out wax vampire teeth.
J&P Produce handed out garlic cloves.
Chinook Pharmacy had mini first-aid kits to give out.
Peninsula College served apple cider while registering students.
Several businesses had postcards of sites from the book.


We went to the Forks Community Hospital for one stamp - notice the sign in the window.
Forks High School was a main scene in the books, the building above with the red doors.
All of the businesses were helpful, and we just had fun - which was the point of doing it.
We hope they do this again.
There is an interactive map at http://www.forkswa.com/65.html with pictures of book sites.
Stephenie Meyer's website is at http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/index.html .

1 comment:

Cindi said...

I'm so sorry I missed this event. I'm in Sequim and I love these books. I'm just finishing up with Eclipse.