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Photo Coverage: Snowflake Parade Comes to Downtown Millburn

The Desi Club of Millburn/Short Hills perform at the Snowflake Parade in Millburn, NJ Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Millburn mayor Ted Bourke and Committeewoman Cheryl Burstein lead the 33rd annual Snowflake Parade Credits: Jonathan Sym
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John Murray (left) Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Short Hills boy scout Jasper Miller getting ready to march. Credits: Jonathan Sym
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The Short Hills Association, the oldest civic organization in Millburn Township prepares for the parade. Credits: Jonathan Sym
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The "trolls" of Regal Bank Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Dr. Zhong Li and Jack Ouyang of the M/SH Chinese Association Credits: Jonathan Sym
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The Desi Club of Millburn/Short Hills Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Mayor Ted Bourke and Snowflake Parade organizer Karen Cummins Credits: Jonathan Sym
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The American Legion of Millburn Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Funny Factory Clowns Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Getting ready for the parade Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Millburn's Finest Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Millburn Township Committeewoman Cheryl Burstein handing out candy Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Cheryl Burstein and Ted Bourke Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Sanford Kimmel, Ben Zhang and Alan Kuritsky of The Short Hills Association Credits: Jonathan Sym
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The Short Hills Associate president James Ladue providing treats to a young Millburnite Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Christopher Palumbo in one of his classics. Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Regal Bank "trolls" Credits: Jonathan Sym
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How much fun is this? Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Gotta love the outfits Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Cub Scout Pack 1 of Short Hills Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Troop 15 Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Dilys So aka Indiana Jones Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Troop 15 Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Pack 17 Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Parade sponsor Investors Bank Credits: Jonathan Sym
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The Investors Bank train Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Girl Scouts Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Daisy Troop Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Girl power! Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Wyoming represents! Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Troop 20116 Credits: Jonathan Sym
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More Girl Scouts Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Troop 20015 Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Irvington High School marching band Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Shriners Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Down the Block helps Millburn families in need Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Down the Block Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Madison High School marching band Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Madison High School marching band Credits: Jonathan Sym
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The M/SH Chinese Association and Millburn's newest Chinese language school, MIT Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Chinese dragon Credits: Jonathan Sym
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"O-ho, the Wells Fargo wagon is a comin' down street...." Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Peers leaders of Millburn Middle School Credits: Jonathan Sym
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MMAC Credits: Jonathan Sym
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The Emerald Society Credits: Jonathan Sym
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The Desi Club of M/SH Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Nice drill maneuvers! Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Executive Director of the Cora Hartshorn Arborteum Tedor Williams (left) lead his team in the parade. Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Love the kilts! Credits: Jonathan Sym
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The all volunteer first aid squad Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Flywheel Sports Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Santa's "Uber" Credits: Jonathan Sym
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St. Nick at The Courtyard Credits: Jonathan Sym
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"Winner, winner, chicken dinner" Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Post parade festivities at The Courtyard Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Lots to do after the parade Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Who doesn't like a clown band concert? Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Pano shot Credits: Jonathan Sym
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MILLBURN, NJ – Downtown Millburn’s wider sidewalks came just in time to accommodate the large crowd that gathered for the 33rd annual Snowflake Parade. This popular Millburn tradition heralds in the holidays with festive costumes, music and, of course, Santa Claus.

Over 30 organizations participated in this year’s parade led by Millburn Township’s mayor Ted Bourke and Committeewoman Cheryl Burstein. Grand Marshall honors were given to long time Millburn resident John Murray, who for many years organized the parade. Unfortunately, his wife Barbara was unable to be with him this year.

The perennial Emerald Society in full regalia, the Millburn/Short Hills Desi club and marching bands from Madison, Irvington and Newark entertained parade-goers with colorful sights and unique sounds. Township girl and boy scouts proudly donning their uniforms and local businesses and nonprofits all marched down Millburn Ave. to open the holiday season.

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Giving his reindeers a break, St. Nick strode into town, compliments of the Millburn Fire Department.

The celebration didn’t end with the parade. The festivities continued in Millburn’s Courtyard adjacent to Town Hall with music, food, carnival games, Henna tattoos and “train” rides.

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