A T-Rex, several young superheroes and a pint-size football player, along with about 30 similarly costumed children took over Harrington Park in the annual Halloween costume judging party Oct. 29.
Firemen from local station 11 judged the colorful contestants as they marched behind firefighter Brian Cushnyr around the fire engine. Spoiler alert: all the children won. Jason Martinez, 11, in the T-Rex costume, was a big hit. They received Halloween decorated donuts from Foster’s and gift cards for kids meals donated by Chick-fil-A.
Cushnyr and engineer Steve Munoz gave a tour of the fire engine and offered up safety tips as Capt. Steve Woodward watched.
Next the party of at least 73 residents moved to the pavilion and playground where board member Susan Tuttle passed out dinner tickets for hot dogs grilled up by board member John Prince II and Dan Tuttle. Prince also donated two decorated sheet cakes and provided the decorations including a couple of banjo-playing skeletons.
Three jack-o’-lanterns were judged in the newly added pumpkin carving contest. “Olaf” from the Disney movie “Frozen” was the winner.
The event was organized by board Vice President Roxanne Fackler and Prince. Board members Jim Carnal and Matt Coleman also attended the event hosted by the Park Stockdale Civic Association.
Residents said the event was fun and that they enjoyed getting to see their neighbors.