A successful evening for all

Only treats were served on Halloween evening in Brook Park, Ohio where local families gathered at the main Fire Station on Holland Road and enjoyed their first “Halloween Firehouse Trick-or-Treat.”

The main Fire Station was opened this year on Halloween so Brook Park families could be provided an opportunity to visit their neighborhood firehouse, receive candy from a safe venue and take part in Halloween festivities.

Mayor Tom Coyne said, “I am very pleased at the outcome of this event, this just goes to show you how positive collaboration between City Hall and our Fire Fighters and their Union #1141 can work well to benefit the entire community. “

Super Hero’s and Disney Princesses lined up at the Fire House right at 5:30 PM to be the first to get their neon glow bracelets, allowing for safer trick or treat travels and to get a head start on filling up their pillow cases with M&M’s and Tootsie Rolls before they headed into their own neighborhoods.

Mayor Coyne, Fire Fighters Local #1141 and the Brook Park Recreation Department all contributed to make this a successful event.

“We did our very best to make this a festive Halloween event for everyone,” said Brook Park Chief of Fire Thomas Maund. “We gave away lots of candy to the kids and the adults received free batteries for their smoke detectors. While that may not sound as enticing as a Snickers Bar or a hand full of Sweet Tarts, it certainly can have lifesaving results.”

We wanted to share with the community our appreciation of the generous donation of the delicious pizza from Reddi’s Pizza, located on Snow Road here in Brook Park. Thank you so much for all the great food! Throughout the night our gracious hosts, served coffee, hot cider and hot cocoa to all.

Adults and kids kept thoroughly entertained and enjoyed Sparky the dog and Sparky the mechanical dog too!

“We provided a lot of fun and a safe place for kids and their families,” said Brook Park Local #1141 Firefighters President, Matthew Wright. “I think we may have had just as much fun, maybe more.”

And as everyone knows, our youthful corralling protesters were out trick or treating in Brook Park neighborhoods until the wee hours on Halloween night…. well 8:30 pm.

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