WANADA helps make DCs Ward 8 Trunk or Treat a success

WANADA helps make DCês Ward 8 Trunk or Treat a success

WANADAês Washington Auto Show was a sponsor of Ward 8 Trunk or Treat, a fun Halloween event for kids and their families in Anacostia, DC. Dozens of decorated vehicles filled Anacostiaês –Big Chair” parking lot, stocked with games and candy for neighborhood youngsters.

Hosted by Ward 8 Council member LaRuby May and several local organizations, the event provided Ward 8 residents with a free and safe Halloween celebration, enabling neighborhood kids to trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk in a carnival-like atmosphere.

Toyota and Kia of Bowie also sponsored the event, and dealership representatives came with decorated cars.

This year, 56 vehicles participated in the festival, which was attended by some 4,000 participants among them, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Council members Elissa Silverman and May.

–The families of Ward 8 deserve a safe and happy Halloween, and we were honored to be part of this innovative celebration,” said WANADA President John OêDonnell.

The offerings included a mobile skate park, lively music, face painting, prizes, a touch truck, games and, of course, lots of candy. The weather cooperated with a perfect cool-but-not-cold fall evening, and a good time was had by all. A community-wide effort, the success of the event involved a host of sponsors and the tireless work of neighborhood volunteers who posted flyers in local churches, schools, businesses and bus stops.

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