By Patricia Adams
For George and Enza Kurz, Halloween is no ordinary holiday. The Howard Beach couple and their two children, Annabel and George, have been celebrating with the community for years.
“For us, this is a day when everyone can escape from everyday reality and just have fun,” said Enza Kurz.
And fun there was, along with a striking display of monsters, ghosts, pumpkins and other holiday favorites spread out across every inch of the family’s home on 165th Avenue off 95th Street.
The day started out with revelers treated to a McDonald’s spread that included kid favorites like chicken nuggets, French fries, and burgers.
One visitor, Reba Gentry, travelled from Lindenwood with her three boys in tow.
“I can’t believe what these people do for the community,” Gentry said. “We’ve been coming here for the last few years and for my boys it just wouldn’t be Halloween without a visit to George and Enza’s house.”
But McDonald’s and a huge selection of candy were not the only treats for the hundreds of visitors to the house. A full-scale magic show delighted young and old alike as did the balloon animal creations which finished off the day’s festivities.
The Forum salutes the Kurz family for their generosity and for the countless hours to plan the day out at what was arguably the best Halloween house of Howard Beach!