WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (right) congratulates Joanne Rim from West Orange, her family and her dogs Poppy and Redd, who were dressed as Santa Claus and one of his reindeer, for winning second place in the Best Dressed Group Costume category at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest in Essex County Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell/Essex Fells on Sunday. 

With them is Essex County Deputy Parks Director Kate Hartwyk. The county also hosted two other costume parades and contests at the Brookdale Dog Park in Essex County Brookdale Park and Branch Brook Dog Park in Essex County Branch Brook Park. (Photo courtesy of Essex County)