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Booogie was a SCARY success!

Booogie was a SCARY success!

By Sylvia Flores….
Through wind and rain, thousands of Sunny Isles Beach residents and guests came out to enjoy the city’s annual Halloween event, Booogie by the Beach, on October 28th and 29th. Festivities included carnival rides, games, crafts, musical entertainment by DJ, and various vendors (including Kiwanis of North Miami Beach/Sunny Isles Beach, Toby’s Concessions, Kona Ice of Miami, Miami Dade College Model United Nations, Splurge Studios, and Gohill Orthodontics).

In addition, guests with a “sweet tooth” joined us in the gymnasium, where they enjoyed participating in various game stations, in hopes of winning a treat. As well, guests enjoyed a special acrobatic performance, “Trick or Treat” three times each night, by Rainbow Circus. These talented artists entertained with jokes, kooky story lines, and spectacular acrobatic feats. And to maintain our reputation, the city’s main attraction, our Haunted House, was spookier than ever. Guests filled with fright while dodging ghosts and goblins through the 15-room maze.

On Saturday, October 29th, those who braved the weather, participated in a Costume Contest. We want to recognize our special winners: Scariest Costume (Teen Category) – Michael Talalaevsky; Scariest Costume (Child Category) – Chloe and Thales; Most Creative Costume (Adult Category) – Orlando and Jackie Perdomo; Most Creative Costume (Teen Category) – Corbin Bolies & Elisa Silverstein; Most Creative Costume (Child Category) – Gabriella Gutierrez, Shelby Kostyukovsky, and Nicole Vayman. Congratulations to all of our winners! And a special “THANK YOU” to Tony Roma’s for donating the prizes for the costume contest.

Finally, this event would not be possible without all the hard work of many employees and volunteers. In particular, thanks goes out to our Police Department and Public Works Department for partnering with the Cultural & Human Services Department to make this a true community event where residents and guests can celebrate with friends and family, in a safe environment.

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