Electeds Host Ragamuffin Carnival & Costume Contest

Assemblyman Benedetto congratulated local youth on their creative costumes.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, Councilman Mark Gjonaj and Senator Jeff Klein co-hosted a Ragamuffin Carnival and Costume Contest on Saturday, November 24 at Preston High School. This event was the make up of the annual Throggs Neck Halloween Parade that was cancelled due to inclimate weather. This year’s festivities included face painting, spin art, music, games, bouncy houses, raffles and a Build-A-Bear Costume Contest!

Genevieve and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man received trophies from Assemblyman Benedetto.
Photo by Edward Watkins

(l-r) Volunteers Benedetto; John Collazzi, Benedetto’s chief of staff, John Marano, ‘Johnny Dogs’ Korres and Rocco Talarico were serving hot dogs during the celebration.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Anaisa proudly displayed her colorful spin artwork and pumpkin-inspired face paint design.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Benedetto (back, l), Naita Semaj-Willams (back, c), Adara Williams (back, r) and local youth enjoyed a creative magic show.
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Local youth volunteers provided guests some gift bags filled to the brim with exciting prizes.
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Benedetto (l) awarded checks to youngsters for their imaginative costumes.
Photo by Edward Watkins

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