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Halloween Draws Large Crowd

Thousands of Key Biscayne residents enjoyed an afternoon of fun trick or treating, where the biggest danger may have been from too much sugar, and the only mask controversy was how creative or colorful a person’s facial covering might be.

Key Biscayne police staffed a booth in the Village Green, greeting families and handing out treats, although for some little ones, even taking candy from a police officer caused a slight pause. Many streets were packed with trick-or-treaters, accompanied with parents who seemed to be having as much fun as children.

Key Biscayne Police Officer Jordan Rodriguez tries to hand out some candy to a somewhat reluctant child on Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. (KBI Photo/Tony Winton)

Temperatures were a balmy 81 in the late afternoon, with moderate humidity making wearing layers of costumes a bit more comfortable.

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Jaden Tenorio, 1, enjoys a first Halloween as a turtle on the Village Green, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 (KBI Photo/Tony Winton)

There was no official crowd estimate. Police did not report any significant incidents as of 9 p.m. Sunday

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Tony Winton is the editor-in-chief of the Key Biscayne Independent and president of Miami Fourth Estate, Inc. He worked previously at The Associated Press for three decades winning multiple Edward R. Murrow awards. He was president of the News Media Guild, a journalism union, for 10 years. Born in Chicago, he is a graduate of Columbia University. His interests are photography and technology, sailing, cooking, and science fiction.

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