The annual Fanwood and Scotch Plains Halloween Parade and Costume Contest kicks off today at 5:30 p.m. at the Fanwood Memorial Library parking lot (North and Forest Avenues, Fanwood) with Trunk or Treat, where a slew of surprise treats will await trick-or-treaters. Don’t be late—trunks close by 6 p.m.
Children and adults who want to march in the parade should assemble in front of the Library by 6 p.m. At 6:15 p.m., the parade will depart from there for LaGrande Park.
Once the parade arrives at LaGrande Park, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Costume Contest will begin for children of all ages.
Also, anyone who wants to enter a pumpkin in the Jack-o-Lantern Contest should bring his or her carved creation to the park and fill out an entry form by 6:30 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes and the best jack-o-lanterns. Free cider and donuts will be available, as well as free coffee from Mara's and free Halloween crafts courtesy of Be Craftful. Presented by the Fanwood Recreation Commission and Scotch Plains Recreation Commission.