‘Scarytines’ bring frighteningly fun twist to Valentine’s Day in the Yakima Valley

YAKIMA VALLEY, Wash. — While many people will send loved ones flowers, gifts or even singing telegrams this Valentine’s Day, some Yakima Valley residents are in for a scary-good time.

In a twist on the traditional telegram delivery, Madd Hatters Haunt in Union Gap is offering to send “killer” valentines delivered by popular horror movie characters.

“It gets your heart racing just a little bit more than a normal valentine,” said Barb Petrea, co-owner of Madd Hatters Haunt.

Senders can choose from four different killers: Pennywise from “It,” Sam from “Trick ‘r Treat,” Jason Voorhees from “Friday the 13th,” or Michael Myers from “Halloween.”

Each comes with a heart-shaped valentine that says, “You’re a killer valentine,” as well as a “handler,” someone who can speak for the horror movie favorites and explain why they’re at the front door.

“It’s something that will be very memorable for everybody,” Petrea said.

Scaretines are $30 each, with the option to add a box of chocolates or a dozen donuts for an extra $10.

Local delivery is available for all characters on Friday, Feb. 14. Pennywise will also be delivering scarytines Thursday, Feb. 13 to the Lower Valley.

For more information, text or call 509-930-0432.

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