Benedetto, Gjonaj host annual TN Halloween event

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto and Councilman Mark Gjonaj gather with the children in their Halloween costumes.
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The 36th annual Throggs Neck ‘Halloween Carnival and Costume Contest’ was held on Saturday, October 26, on Throgs Neck Boulevard, outside the Throgs Neck Little League Field. The event, presented by Assemblyman Michael Benedetto and Councilman Mark Gjonaj, included free raffles, face painting, music, popcorn, candy, bounce rides, spin art, games, Build-a-Bear and a costume contest with prizes.

(l-r) DJ Rocko, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, Councilman Mark Gjonaj and state committeeman Tom Messina were all participants during the Halloween festivities.
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Sandy Lusk (l) and Ava at the WSZIO table, right after Ava got her face painted.
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Assemblyman Michael Benedeto with ages 1-4 costume winners (l-r) Leah Vidal, with her mom, as a tarantula, Gennaro Della Mura as ‘Saturn’ and Kylee as a wind-up doll.
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The Jungle Fun Maze.
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Children and adults enjoying the Halloween festivities.
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Rodney and Amber with their children all dressed as characters from the Mario series.
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(l-r) Danny Monti, Mathew McKay, Tony Tonaj, Arjeta Zeqiraj and Albana Zeqiraj handed out tickets.
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(l-r) Gianna, Angelina, Luca and Anthony show off their Halloween costumes.
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Assemblyman Michael Benedetto gathers with the ages 5-7 costume winners (l-r) second place Gianna Loglio as a unicorn, third place Austin Romero as ‘Mario’ and first place Dylan Gollon as ‘Swat’.
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Assemblyman Michael Benedetto poses with the ages 8-10 costume winners, first place Alex Rachiver as a zombie (c), Sean Kiely as ‘Forky’ (l) and third place Lucas Golfo as a dinosaur.
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Young attendees play tug-of-war in their costumes.
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Raffle winner celebrates with her prize, a stuffed animal Rhinoceros.
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