Police & Fire

Summit PAL Halloween Parade Draws Record Crowds

Shark Diddy mingles with a few parade goers in the Bouras Parking Lot.
Judith Leblein Josephs, Director of Summit Community Programs, welcomes the Hensen family on stage to accept their award for Best Group Costume.
Winners of the Most Original Category (from left to right) Jack Pulgar, Caitlin Fagan, Chloe Freedman pose with Mike Bonnet of the Summit PAL.
The Aimette family: three of the four seasons were present to accept the Best Overall prize.
Jack Pulgar, winner of the Most Original Costume Category
Best Overall winners: Avedis Akian dressed as Harry Potter and the Aimette family accept their awards.

SUMMIT, NJ - Despite the chilly weather, the 2013 Summit Police Athletic League (PAL) Halloween Parade drew record crowds, marking yet another year of memorable PAL events.

Parade-goers assembled in the Bouras Parking Lot where they were invited to take photos in front of the Summit Fire Department’s fire truck as well as mingle with some well-known Summit Community Programs characters, Shark Diddy and McMuni. At 3:30 p.m., Downtown Summit overflowed with decorative costumes as parade-goers marched proudly through the streets, finally arriving at the Village Green to partake in the annual prize ceremony and warm up with some delicious treats served by the Summit PAL.

Halloween “Trick or Treat” bags filled with candies and other fun giveaways were handed out to all parade participants as well.  Judges had a tough time deliberating between winners of various costume categories including Cutest, Scariest, Best Group, and Best Overall.  In the end, the top winners of each costume category were welcomed on stage to receive special prizes and show off their award-winning costumes to a highly enthusiastic crowd. 

The Annual PAL Halloween Parade is hosted by the Summit PAL, in collaboration with Summit Community Programs.

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