HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ  -- One week after the planning, painting, and judging, the winners were recognized for the Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest.

John Kosakowski, owner of O'Shea's Florist, the event's sponsor, noted that it, in its 25th year, one of the school's chairperson's participated when she attended elementary school, and now watched her child was in the same event.

This year more than 400 students participated in the 25th annual contest. Open to third, fourth and fifth graders from Lincoln School, Euclid School and Corpus Christi School. the students painted the town with Halloween-themed pictures from scary to humorous on the windows of businesses along the Boulevard and Williams Avenue. They were judged in one of three categories: Humor, Content, and Composition. Each grade receives a First, Second and Third in each of the three categories. And each winner received a gift certificate from Carvel in Hackensack.

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Kosakowski said he was grateful for the assistance of Euclid and Lincoln Schools' PTAs and Corpus Christi's Home School Association, as well as the businesses that welcome the students and their parents.


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