Boo on the Avenue
Angela Honora and the Divine Sisterhood put together their third annual "Boo on the Avenue," last Tuesday at the Louisiana Square Park in Donaldsonville.
Honora, Vice-President of the Divine Sisterhood, coordinated the event for the kids to come out and trick or treat without having them do it in the streets. The Divine Sisterhood along with social clubs: The Elite Queens from Gonzales, Xquizit Sistas from Plaquemine and the 5 Star Divas and Gentz from Donaldsonville all sponsored and funded the event. Also there was a men's bike club called the "Ascension, St. James, Assumption and Plaquemine (ASAP) Riders" who helped fund the event.
"It's a successful event," Honora said. "Every year we do this for the kids, and donate to the community."
Kids of all ages showed up in their costumes of all sorts to trick or treat the safe way. They were able to run around the park and play, eat hot dogs and drink juices, and get bags full of candy all for free. There was even a DJ who played music in the park and the kids enjoyed that by dancing to some of today's popular songs.
The kids got an unexpected guest to appear while they were collecting candy, Michael Myers. A masked man dressed as Michael Myers walked around to give the kids a scare and it worked. They scattered and clung to their parents' legs.
The parents liked the idea of being able to bring their children into a safe environment and give their children an opportunity to enjoy Halloween. Parents came from all over the river parishes through invites from the social clubs and through word of mouth.
"I think it's very nice," LaToya Myles of Driven Unity Social Club said, "It gives the kids something to do and I prefer this rather than walking the streets."
This was Myles' first time at "Boo on the Avenue," but it will likely not be her last.
Honora added, "We would love to see everybody come out again next year. We do this every year for the kids."