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Creative Costumes Capture Halloween Spirit at South Orange Festival

By DANIELLE FRANCISCO

November 1, 2013 at 2:01 PM

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Children of all ages in a wide variety of costumes gathered around Wanda the Giant Witch as spooky music played throughout the Spiotta Park on Halloween. .

Judges awarded prizes in categories such as best pet costume and best family ensemble, which has been won three years in a row by the Leeb family.

Around 5 p.m. children began lining up for the parade around the town, which would be followed by trick-or-treating. Local merchants handed out candy.   

The reporter is a student participating in hyperlocal journalism partnership between The Alternative Press and Seton Hall University's Department of Communication & The Arts.