UNION, NJ – There were tiaras and tuxedos, bowties and tulle skirts at the celebration and red carpet event held on Friday for Union Township Community Action Organization's preschoolers.  

"The idea is for the kids to get a chance to be special princes and princesses and celebrate the end of the school year," said UTCAO Day Care Director Edeline Turlias.  

Twenty-four youngsters, between 31/2 and 5 years of age, paraded down the red carpet as their parents, families and friends watched and cheered.  The celebration continued inside with pizza, cupcakes, music and dancin..  Most of the students, said Turlias, are headed to kindergarten in September.