SUMMIT, NJ - It was a ghostly gathering -- a veritable cavalcade of cartoon characters, spectacle of superheroes and array of alter-egos. It is the annual Summit Police Athletic League (PAL) Halloween Parade and, after the costumed centipede made its way to the Village Green, a slew of folks -- young and a bit older -- were honored for their creative outfits.

Winners included:

Best Overall

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Grace and Jack Kich as Toy Story’s Woody and Jessie - first place
Chistrian Lafera and Sebastian Ruiz as DJ Marshmellow - third place
Anthony Buisman as the Knight with Flag - third place

Council’s Choice

Summit’s DPW Worker - first place
Ellis Liu the Firetruck - second place

Best Group

The Kullman Family as the Chess Pieces - first place
Cathy and Craig Mittler as the Cotton Candy Family - second place
The Gabel Family as Spongebob and Company - third place

Best Duo

Mary O’Conor and Carisle Lupton as The Queen and Dog - first place
Maia and Owen Baff as a Flight attendant and Pilot - second place
Parent / Child duo as Fireman and Firetruck - third place


Michael DaSilva as Chucky - first place
Zoey Ciccone the Dark Princess - second place
Ida Sofia Darmer as a Ghost - third place

Best Original

Julia Rendelman the Headless Girl - first place
Damon, Claire, Mark and Kim DeBois as Red Ridinghood’s Family - second place
Sofia Sortino the Minecraft Creeper - third place


Ben Strauss as Bob Ross - first place
Finn Fitzgerald the Transformer - second place
Daniel, Zoie and Emmet Silver, the Ice Cream Family - third place