• October 31, 2021
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY HELPS THOUSANDS OF LOCAL KIDS STAY SAFE ON HALLOWEEN
Massive Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat hosted by the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles gives over 4,000 East Hollywood children a safe and clean Halloween experience, despite the Coronavirus pandemic.
If there is one thing the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles is rapidly becoming known for, it is for their help and support of the community.
In 2020, trick-or-treating was canceled—not only here in Los Angeles, but in 37 states across the country. October 31st marked the beginning of a steep increase in COVID-19 cases that lasted throughout the entire holiday season and well into January, making for a not so happy Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas or New Year’s.
This year, although it is not yet virus-free in the City of Angels, youngsters were once again allowed to trick-or-treat outside. Although this undoubtedly made the kids happy, many parents have been showing concern about how “safe” it truly is, as the pandemic is not yet over. In recent weeks, LA county has averaged at over 1,000 new COVID cases a day.
In response to this, the Community Relations Department at the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles got clever and designed a safe Trick-or-Treat Drive-thru along L. Ron Hubbard Way. Ten candy stations were spaced out along the red bricked street, each with a different theme—witches, a pumpkin patch, Beauty and the Beast, Minions, unicorns, zombies, vampires, super heroes, Nightmare Before Christmas and Mario Brothers. A church volunteer was posted at each station dressed in that station’s themed costume and armed with masks, gloves and hand sanitizer.
There was an overwhelming response to the drive-thru on Eventbrite, causing many cars of eager families to line up around the block beginning an hour before the event was scheduled to start!
Over 1,000 cars and hundreds of families on foot were welcomed with over 65,000 pieces of candy given out in all, making for a very fun, safe and Happy Halloween for all—parents included!
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