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Creative Costumes Capture Halloween Spirit at South Orange Festival

Ann and Seth Leeb of South Orange dress up as apple trees with their daughter Mora as an apple. They entered the costume contest and have won Best Family ensemble three years in a row. Credits: Danielle Francisco
Deidre Guice Minor, mother of Lindsey, 8, (top right) Max,6, (bottom center) and Marshall,3, (top left) poses for a picture. Credits: Danielle Francisco
Eloise Wendt,11, left, and Isabelle Wendt, 13, of South Orange show off their costumes before lining up for the parade. Credits: Danielle Francisco

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.   

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


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