Halloween 2013 A Raging Success
Friday, November 1, 2013 • 6:57am
FANWOOD, NJ - The Recreation Departments of both Scotch Plains and Fanwood breathed a collective sigh of relief when the rainy weather decided to hold off and not ruin all of the carefully laid plans for Halloween 2013.
The festivities began with the “Trunk or Treat” held in the parking area of the Fanwood Memorial Library, proceeded to the costume parade down Martine Avenue and continued through the various contests and activates held at LaGrande Park.
While there were no major winners announced in the costume contest, nearly everyone got the traditional white envelope containing a two dollar bill to acknowledge their Halloween creativity.
Fanwood Recreation Director Bob Budiansky was delighted with the turnout and the weather, as was Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover and Scotch Plains Councilman Lou Beckerman (shown above r to l).
Fanwood businesses also got into the spirit of Halloween. Every visitor to Nick’s Pizza was met by two lovely ladies in costume handing out candy along with a roguish pirate. Marci Semel, owner of Mara’s Cage and Bakery, donated the coffee and sweets enjoyed by the revelers.
“As local business owners, we are part of the community and we like to be involved,” said Semel. “The owners of Be Craftful came as ‘super crafts’, I’m here with my daughter dressed as a princess--we all want to do whatever it takes to create great memories.”