Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Nightmare on First Street and Legend of Creepy Collis Add up to Scary-Good Time

I think it’s a toss up who enjoys our annual Halloween events more each year: the kids in Boyle heights and El Sereno or me. At our Nightmare on First Street in Boyle Heights, we had more than 2,000 people attend. I raffled off movie passes and gift cards for Toys R Us and Target. Some of our other sponsors included Univision Radio, “Madagascar 2: Escape from Africa” and “Legend of the Seeker,” a new show on KTLA. In El Sereno, The Legend of Creepy Collis, on Collis Avenue, just gets better each year. Sponsored by my office, the Creepy Collis Committee and LA-32 Neighborhood Council, this year’s fun-packed night was attended by more than 3,500 people and offered up two magic shows, a haunted maze and a few fortune tellers. We gave out prizes for best costumes (a little toddler dressed as a bumblebee was my favorite). Thanks to everyone for working so hard and making these events such a smashing successes. These type of events help build communities and we’ll try to have as many as we possibly can.