A COVID-Safe Community Halloween in Zion’s Graveyard
Due to COVID-19, the DMEA’s 2020 Haunted Halloween Festival at Memorial Field was cancelled, but happily we were able and eager to join Zion Episcopal Church’s Spooky Halloween Graveyard Drive-Thru on October 31st. The day was a delight as so many community groups participated, and scores of friends and families lined up in their cars to drive through this historic church graveyard, collect their bags of candy, and enjoy the array of decorations and costumed characters walking around. This event was a joyful coming together for the entire community during a terrible pandemic. Halloween means so much to children and this was a beautiful alternative during challenging times. To see happy adults and children delighting from the safety of their cars was truly heartwarming.
DMEA’s Annual Haunted Halloween Festival
The DMEA hosted its annual Haunted Halloween Festival at Memorial Field in October 2019. This “back-by-popular-demand” DMEA event was a resounding success thanks in no small part to our partnership with the PS 98 PTA, who provided food, games and haunted-forest decorating talent. But the biggest thanks goes to all the party-goers, including costumed dogs, children and adults! They made the party a true community event.
Douglaston LDC’s 2019 Holiday Festival
The DMEA also participated in the Douglaston LDC’s 2019 Holiday Festival at the Douglaston Plaza. Despite the wintry weather, protective tents enabled participants to stay dry and get into the holiday mood with music, food, shopping and great friendship. Befitting the wintry weather was the addition of French crepes to the DMEA’s usual offering of hot mulled drinks. They were such a success, we will need double the batter next year!
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