Trunk or treat is a howling success

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Jaidyn Cordery, 2, gets lots of attention from her father, Fred Cordery, and firefighter Dan Schall. Jaidyn Cordery, 2, gets lots of attention from her father, Fred Cordery, and firefighter Dan Schall.

VENTNOR - Hundreds of residents brought their cars to the Ventnor Educational Community Complex for a modified trick or treat Monday, Nov. 5. With Hurricane Sandy coming just days before Halloween, Gov. Chris Christie ordered trick-or-treating to be postponed to the following Monday.

Ventnor City Police Capt. Doug Biagi said the streets were still too dangerous to have the children going door to door, so they decided one central location would better serve the community. Between Facebook and the school phone community messaging system, the word got out, and the parking lot was full.

Parents and teachers parked their cars in the parking lot, opened their trunks and hatchbacks, and handed out candy to kids who passed by.

Biagi said many people dropped off candy at City Hall for the police and fire departments to give out at the event. He said even people whose homes were rendered inhabitable dropped off candy to be distributed.

“I think 95 percent of the kids who wanted to go out trick-or-treating got a chance to,” Biagi said. “Everyone wanted a place to forget about the week. There were a lot of hugs and handshakes tonight.”


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