Sands Confidential

Celebrating Halloween in the United States

Each year, Sands Bethlehem and The Venetian Resort Las Vegas organize a special Halloween event for Team Members and families in the local community to enjoy. Las Vegas Sands is committed to fostering a positive workplace and community at their Integrated Resorts worldwide.

The “Halloween Spooktacular” at Sands Bethlehem is a trick-or-treat and costume contest event for the community to participate in at the Outlets at Sands Bethlehem. Team Members volunteer to hand out candy at the stores followed by entertainment for all to enjoy. The costume contest was open for those ages 2 to 11 with a boy and girl winners from each of the four age brackets (2-4; 5-7; 8-9 and 10-11). An arts and craft station was held at the KidsQuest/CyberQuest outlet venue. The event had a surprise for all who attended as a special flash mob performance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was performed by the local Sharon Plessl School of Dance team.

“Outlets at Sands Bethlehem is happy to provide a safe and exciting venue for the local community to Trick or Treat during the Halloween season,” said Fulesica Brown, retail operations manager.

More than 1,700 Team Members and their families visited The Venetian Resort for the annual “Trick O’ Treat Safe Street” for Halloween fun in a safe environment. As part of Sands ECO360, the company’s global sustainability strategy, Team Members and their departments were challenged to construct candy booths with sustainable elements for prizes.

With themes ranging from favorite children’s books and movies to local sports teams, only three were deemed as winners. In first place was Public Area Department (PAD) for their “Coco” movie booth; second place was Banquets/Conference and Catering Management/Meeting Services for their Pixar Land booth; and third was Human Resources for their Hotel “Sandsylvania” booth.

The best reused/recycled sustainable booth based on the movie “Coco” took the PAD team about three weeks to assemble. The team reused cardboard boxes, disregarded brooms, water bottles, recycled paint, used copy paper, and disregarded wood pallets to create an altar, guitar, picture frames, a wheel chair, candles, and flower vases.

“The process was very enriching and fun, sharing and integrating sustainability ideas with all our PAD team the importance of going green, recycling and reusing with zero waste, preventing pollution, saving money and to allow products to be used to their fullest extent,” Susana Lujan, administrative assistant for PAD, said. “We all can contribute to take care of our planet by recycling and reusing.”