Letter to The Editor:

The South Plainfield Borough Public Celebrations Committee hosted the 7th Annual Trunk or Treat.  The weather was very windy and sunny,  but brought out 125 South Plainfield children.  The South Plainfield Music Booster President Bob Rossow, booster parents for all your help and students who participated in Trunk or Treat by decorating their cars and handing out candy and treats,  that are donated from collections from the grammar schools and Grant Schools and treats that are donated at the South Plainfield Public Library by residents for the Public Celebrations event.  The Public Celebration Committee requests a $5.00 donation per family, which benefits the musical arts students for their help with the Trunk or Treat event, which would not be possible without their participation.  This year the South Plainfield High School Robotics Team Parents organization and students requested to participate by entering a car with community service by the robotics students.  The President of the Robotics Parents organization, Maria Sottiriou worked with the students as they handed out treats.  There were also treats that were donated for the children who cannot eat candy or have food allergies.  Also the South Plainfield High School National Honor Society participated by helping replenish candy and treats to all the cars who participated in the event.  Thank you to Annabelle Johnson who also helped deliver treats to the children.  The Music Booster parents donated baked good, which they sold and Pat DeSantis made hot chocolate and donated cups and napkins,  which sales benefited the Music Boosters.  There were approximately 30 cars that participated in Trunk or Treat.  

The first place best decorated car was chosen by Officer/SRO Zachary Melanson and Sargent Lloyd McNelly, "The Spider Cave", decorated by the Greg Cassio family, who received a $50.00 gift card.  The winners of the best costumes were chosen by DeeJay Matt Victoria.  First place costume was "The Hamburgerler" Tim Prisk,  who received a $50.00 gift card; second place was "The Showercurtain" Lucas Notino who received a $25.00 gift card donated by the Boyle Memorial Foundation; and third place costume was "The Unicorn, Madeline Senatore, who received a $25.00 gift card donated by the Boyle Memorial Foundation.  The teachers who collected the most candy was Roosevelt School Teachers Mrs. Riccardo and Mrs. Lillis and Riley School Teacher Mrs. Meyers collected the second largest amount.  Roosevelt Teachers will receive a $100 gift card to use together for school supplies.  

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The Trunk or Treat Event hosted by The Borough of South Plainfield Public Celebrations Committee is always a well attended event, where children eagerly wait to wear their costumes one more time before they are packed away.  The DeeJay offers entertainment for all ages.  Thank you to Stephanie Bartfalvi, Jessica DeSanctis Spina, Jen Ratti for setting up and breaking down and manning the crowd , Pat DeSantis for working the hot chocolate table, and Stephanie Wolak for your great decorations and all your shopping, Amy Johnson and Susan DiFrancesco for joining in preparing the event, and Gina McConville for your great costume and all your help.    Kimberly Anesh for all your help with the flyer designs and prep for the candy collections, couldn't do it without you and those eyes !!!!!  Thank you to the Mayor and Council, Chief James Parker and the police department, Superintendent of the DPW Len Miller and the DPW personnel and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lishak for all your help.  

Debbie Boyle, South Plainfield Borough Public Celebrations Committee Chairwoman - Committee members Kimberly Anesh, Stephanie Bartfalvi, Jessica DeSanctis, Pat DeSantis, Susan DiFrancesco, Amy Johnson, Gina McConville, Jen Ratti, Stephanie Wolak and Council Liaison Christine Faustini - The Team