Halloween came early for young students as they donned their costumes for a parade Saturday through Grover Cleveland Park.
More than 200 children families and even pets came decked out in original costumes to kick off Halloween in the community last weekend. A total of 16 trophies were awarded by age group, and, of course, all participants received goody bags filled with holiday treats.
The day featured Halloween-themed games, crafts and activities, as well as a spooky story-time in the pond house, added to the fun. Jack’s Super Foodtown donated cider and donuts, Nestlé donated bottled water, and Rock 'n' Joe’s Coffeehouse provided complimentary coffee and hot chocolate on the brisk but sunny morning.
The free event was co-sponsored by the Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy and the West Caldwell-Caldwell Recreation Department.
Grover Cleveland Park is also celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013. For further information about the Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy, visit www.groverclevelandpark.org, send an email to write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 973-618-9154.