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La Mirada Holds Halloween Trick-or-Treat Drive-Thru

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TRICK OR TREAT: from (l-r) Councilman Steve DeRuse, Mayor John Lewis, Mayor pro tem Ed Eng, and City Manager Jeff Boynton. The four, along with others, passed candy out to residents in a safe manner.


BY TAMMYE MCDUFF • November 7, 2020

Los Angeles County public health officials tried to ban Halloween activities, but cities across the Southland found inventive ways to get around safe social distancing and the potential for gatherings outside of household members.

The city of La Mirada did an excellent job with their trick-or-treat drive through event which was held in the parking lot at City Hall. More than 500 vehicles turned out to participate, and each vehicle held three to five children, plus parents.

Mayor John Lewis congratulated city staff saying “A great job was done by our staff as well as the numerous volunteers who painted all the backdrops. A special shout out goes to Ham Watch, Public Safety and the Sheriffs Volunteer Patrol for all their hard work.”

Families were invited to dress up in their costumes and participate in the first ever drive thru event at the La Mirada Civic Center. Vehicles could drive by different stations and receive candy in a safe and fun manner. Many of the vehicles added to the festivities by decorating their cars and the City Council passed out beautiful 60th La Mirada Anniversary patches to each family. The Parks and Recreation Department assembled and passed out take-home craft kits for all the trick-or-treaters.

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