Halloween started early on Sunday, October 30 with a community Trunk or Treat at the Papa John’s parking lot on Beach 49th Street.

Assemblyman Khaleel Anderson’s mother, Roni Anderson and event planner Odessa Wilson came together to bring this fun, safe Halloween tradition to the community. Several groups decorated their trunks to give out candy to kids at an event that included DJ music and even pony rides provided by Pony Express Entertainment.

This year, DSNY brought their beautiful truck painted with flowers and allowed the kids to blow the horn. Representatives from the fire department hosted a table to share fire safety tips. NYC Parks and the Sorrentino Recreation Center brought hula hoops and showed children how to use them. Oak Street provided candy. Resorts world provided school supplies for the kids. Rock Safe Street hosted a trunk of treats while advocating against gun violence. Former professional basketball player Michael Sweetney even showed up.

Ozzie Edwards, a local resident and ambulance driver, served as MC of the event while DJ Floss played some tunes.  Pizza and McDonalds were provided by Queens Borough President Donavan Richards’ office and Edwards. And special recognition goes to all of the parents who decorated their trunks to give out treats to the children and made it a fun, worry-free day for all.

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By Theresa M Racine

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