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Grover Cleveland Park’s Halloween Parade Drew Hundreds of Kids on Saturday

Olivia Luciano Credits: Suzy von Lengerke

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - On Saturday, over 200 children attended Caldwell-West Caldwell Recreation’s Halloween Parade at Grover Cleveland Park. Children walked through the park and along the lake showing off their costumes. Along with the Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy, the recreation department awarded 16 trophies by age group for best costumes for kids from infants through 3rd grade and all participants received treat bags filled with fun goodies.

Credit: Suzy von Lengerke

The littlest ones were carried by their parents who seemed to be enjoying the occasion just as much as their children. Bridget and Chad Cohen, of West Caldwell showed off their daughter, Charlotte, who was all decked out as a bright flower.

Bridget, Chad and Charlotte Cohen  Credit: Suzy von Lengerke

One year old Mackenzie Atkins, of Caldwell, made a colorful hit as Carmen Miranda.

Mackenzie Atkins  Credit: Suzy von Lengerke

North Caldwell’s 13 months old, Brianna Brid, came as a soft and cuddly elephant.

Brianna Brid   Credit: Suzy von Lengerke

Twins Gabrielle and Zoe Brouilette, age 18 months, from Essex Fells, were Pocahontas princesses, right down to the mocassins.  

Gabrielle and Zoe Brouilette  Credit: Suzy von Lengerke

Two-years-old Lila Dolan, of Caldwell, was Disney's Snow White.

Lila Dolan  Credit: Suzy von Lengerke

North Caldwell’s three-and-a-half-years-old Connor, Madison and Ryan Reis, showed off their superhero costumes for the crowd.

Connor, Madison and Ryan Reis  Credit: Suzy von Lengerke

Olivia Luciano, age 3, of West Caldwell was all smiles after winning a trophy for her elaborate peacock costume.

Olivia Luciano Credit: Suzy von Lengerke

Caldwell’s 5-years-old Laura Stairiker displayed her feminine pink scarecrow outfit.

Laura Stairiker  Credit: Suzy von Lengerke

There were lots of children who participated in the seven and eight year old age group; Ada Wilson, age 8, of West Caldwell and Makayla Tucci, age 7, of Caldwell took part in the fun.

Ada Wilson and Makayla Tucci  Credit: Suzy von Lengerke

The festive occasion also included Halloween games and crafts, as well as a spooky story-time in the pond house. Refreshments of donuts, cider, water, coffee and hot chocolate were donated by Jack’s Super Foodtown and Rockin’ Joe’s.

For further information on the Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy, who are celebrating Grover Cleveland Park’s 100th anniversary, visit their website.

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