NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- North Plainfield Parks and Recreation has annuonced its annual Halloween parade, held each year on the last Sunday before trick or treating. All residents of the borough are invited to dress up and participate in the parade, but -- sorry adults! -- the prizes are only for the kids.
Registration starts at West End School at noon on October 26, and the parade will begin at 1 p.m. Marchers will head west on Green Brook Road, then turn right on Clinton Avenue to go to the Vermeule Playground where judging will be announced. There will also be festivities and fun at Vermeule for all ages.
In the event of bad weather, participants should head directly to the High School Gymnasium on Wilson Avenue.
Prizes will be given out in nine categories:
- GROUP: Most original
- INDIVIDUAL: Most Original
- INDIVIDUAL: Prettiest
- INDIVIDUAL: Scariest
- INDIVIDUAL: Funniest
- INDIVIDUAL: Cutest (up to Kindergarten)
- INDIVIDUAL: Local Hero (police, fire fighters, EMS, etc.)
- INDIVIDUAL: Superhero
- INDIVIDUAL: Villians
Mayor Michael Giordano has also announced that Trick or Treating will be held on Friday, October 31 from 3 p.m. and end promptly at 8 p.m.