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Sunday, May 26, 2024


Oct. 31, 2001 – It was Dr. Billy Biscoe's first Halloween party, and he was joined by 28 of his closest friends at a cookie shop to celebrate.
His friends were not much taller and not much older than Dr. Biscoe. He was in his green surgical scrubs, and they were dressed up as lady bugs and pumpkins, princesses and fairies, flower children and scarecrows. And they had their own real, live clown, along with, also live, rabbits, a cockatiel and a fluffy white West Highland terrier named for another holiday — Valentine.
Dr. Biscoe is 18 months old, and his nurse, Avian Biscoe, who doubles as his mother, decided to inaugurate the tradition of an annual Halloween party for Billy this year. And what better place than her friend Sandra Marie Davis's sweet treats emporium, Grandma Sandy's Island Cookie Company? The clown, Steve Prosterman, doubles as a marine science instructor at the University of the Virgin Islands.
"Sandy's an old friend," Avian Biscoe said. "I love her cookies, and this place is so child-friendly." Grandma Sandy's is decorated with teddy bears in high chairs and low tables with coloring books. For Wednesday's do, bright orange balloons, streamers and cupcakes added a Halloween hue.
Billy's father, the real doctor, is Dr. Byron Biscoe, an opthalmologist at Pearle Vision in Nisky Center.

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