West Orange Schools Hold Festivals, Carnivals and Raffles

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Gregory Principal Michelle Thompson. Credits: Lisa Renwick
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Councilman Jerry Guarino, Mayor Rob Parisi, DWOA Director Megan Brill, Councilwoman Sue McCartney. The Mayor was a good sport, attending the Strawberry Festival and sitting in both dunk tanks. Credits: Lisa Renwick
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WOHS Principal Hayden Moore. Credits: Tim Carter
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Councilman Joe Krakoviak. Credits: Tim Carter
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Councilman Vic Cirilo. Credits: Tim Carter
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Credits: Tim Carter
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Mayor Parisi in his first dunk tank of the day. The mayor's children both attended Redwood. Credits: Christine Wolff
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Good times. Credits: Cybil Binan
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Whee! Credits: Cybil Binan
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Principal Ed Acevedo, center, with Hazel PTA organizers. Credits: Evan Cumming
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Credits: Evan Cumming
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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange was a happening place yesterday as school carnivals, festivals, and more took place all over town. Of course, Northfield Avenue was pandemonium as visitors thronged to Turtle Back Zoo and its Essex County Open House, which included free admission.

Redwood, Gregory and Hazel Elementary schools held some pretty big events of their own, and the school PTAs deserve a big shout-out for all their efforts to raise money for their schools.

Thanks to our friends at Redwood, Gregory, and Hazel, we're pleased to present a photo round-up of some of the action.

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Redwood Basket Raffle/Carnival

The event began with the PTA's Basket Raffle on May 30 and culminated in the Redwood Carnival on Saturday. Hundreds of Redwood family and friends attended the popular event, which boasted a dunk tank, and other fun activities.

Gregory Strawberry Festival

As Gregory continues its 100th birthday celebration, the annual Strawberry Festival took on special meaning yesterday as hundreds came out to help support the pavilion project and celebrate Gregory history. A lot of well-known residents took dips in the dunk tank there as well.

Hazel Tricky Tray

Liberty Middle School once again hosted the Hazel Tricky Tray, which featured tons of baskets and prizes. The cafeteria was filled with happy prizewinners and families, and profits will be reinvested back into needed items at Hazel school.

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