Community Happenings

Rain Didn’t Make Belmar’s Annual Halloween Costume Contest Go Away

580471a7a68f925447d0_belmarhalloween-7.jpg
Dressed as prizes inside The Claw Game, 11-month-old twins Aiden and Parker Gilrain, who’s extended family lives in Belmar, won top prize for best-overall in Belmar’s annual Halloween Costume Contest. Credits: Cathy Goetz
e933233d113dd4e66866_belmarhalloween-5.jpg
Nearly 100 children gathered for Belmar’s annual Halloween Costume Contest, including Erin Konsaluk, 7, of Ocean and Kelsey Ross, 7 of Belmar, who placed second for most-original in her age category. Credits: Cathy Goetz
5ccb08e27038954591bc_belmarhalloween-6.jpg
An older age group of youngsters goes before the judges during Belmar’s annual Halloween Costume Contest, held in the municipal gymnasium because of the inclement weather. Credits: Cathy Goetz
c5b6958a628e7afb0c28_belmarhalloween-4.jpg
Scarlett Morton, 11, of Belmar, who had the best-looking costume in her age group, is pictured with her 4-year-old brother Sebastian at Belmar’s annual Halloween Costume Contest. Credits: Cathy Goetz
c18ef2afc47831fcdf40_belmarhalloween.jpg
Nicole Dahrouge of West Belmar and sons Mitchell, 1½, and Daniel, 7, don’t seem fazed at all by the scary witch in the inflatable during Belmar’s annual Halloween Costume Contest. Credits: Cathy Goetz
93ecf95b282a7d2d58ea_belmarhalloween-2.jpg
From left, Patti Lepis of Belmar, Angie Maccloud of Neptune with 5-year-old Ava, and Carla Golightly of Neptune with 22-month-old Joey, all enjoy Belmar’s annual Halloween Costume Contest. Credits: Cathy Goetz
580471a7a68f925447d0_belmarhalloween-7.jpg

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar was not going to let the rain get in the way of its Halloween fun.

The borough’s annual Halloween Costume Contest was held as scheduled today in the municipal building, without the traditional parade to Pyanoe Plaza four blocks away.

Instead, nearly 100 children, their family and friends filled the municipal gym on October 29, where an eclectic crowd — from scary monsters and cartoon characters, to superheroes and mythological creatures — gathered for the Recreation Department-sponsored event. There was even a bottle of ketchup and the solar system mingling in the imaginative mix.

Sign Up for E-News

In total, some 32 prizes were awarded for first and second place in best-looking, most-scary, most-comical and most-original in several age categories, as well as in a group category. Taking best-overall costume were 11-month-old twins Aiden and Parker Gilrain, who’s extended family lives in Belmar. They were dresses as the top prizes inside in The Claw Game.

TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como is Belmar and Lake Como’s only free daily newspaper. Accredited by the New Jersey Press Association, it is a locally owned news organization serving the community. Sign up for our free daily e-News, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Belmar/Lake Como

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_42ad6cce4531efa33059_belmarmemday-3

Mon, May 28, 9:30 AM

Monument Row, Belmar

Belmar Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony

Carousel_image_fd06351ae136ade68375_mini_magick20180526-24059-19vei3m

Mon, May 28, 10:00 AM

Lake Como Memorial, Lake Como

Lake Como Memorial Day Service

Carousel_image_81aab3f8e91ffde9a46c_pinkforapurposecollage

Thu, May 31, 7:00 PM

Sweet Tease Tea Room and Cafe and Lynette's Healing Touch, Belmar

Pink for a Purpose: A Benefit for Lin's Linens

Carousel_image_764314da7a0371aabf9e_pirateday

Sat, June 2, 9:00 AM

Eighth Avenue Beach Playground, Belmar

Belmar Pirate Day Treasure Hunt

Carousel_image_ee3b903f652168aec49f_belmaryardsalespring2018__2_

Sat, June 2, 9:00 AM

Sun, June 3 9:00 AM Rain or Shine, REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 28

Belmar Spring Yard Sale

Carousel_image_b1a6c47aa5bd2064444a_lakecomoyardsale__2_

Sat, June 2, 9:00 AM

Sun, June 3 9:00 AM Rain or Shine, REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 25

10th Annual Lake Como Yard Sale

Carousel_image_d910ca4289e03130c44b_bbppiratewalk2018

Sun, June 10, 12:00 PM

Pyanoe Plaza (starting location), Belmar

Belmar Pirate Walk

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

May 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ — The driver of a Paramus school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people has been charged with two counts second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto.

After making his first court appearance on Friday, May 25 to face the charges, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park will remain behind bars at least until a May 30 detention hearing at the ...

Belmar and Lake Como

May 11, 2018

Belmar Police Department reported the following arrests occurred in Belmar and Lake Como from April 1, 2018 to April 28, 2018.

BELMAR

Ryan Miles, 33, of Belmar was charged with contempt on an outstanding warrant after his arrest on April 1 on Route 35 by Police Officer Patrick McGill.

Lisa Perrault, 49, of Long Branch was arrested on 16th Avenue on April 6 by Police Officer Patrick ...

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May 14, 2018

With warmer weather and sunny skies on the horizon, it is important to remember that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Skin cancer can greatly affect quality of life, and it can be disfiguring and even deadly. There are approximately 5.4 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed annually. Luckily, Skin Cancer Awareness Month provides a great time  to educate ...