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Harvest Time Fun For All In Main Street Park
More like ‘grabbing’ for apples than bobbing, young Gavin Hillier, 3, of Escalon tries to get one out of the water while friend Porsha Anderson, 3, digs right in.
Heading to Sunday in the Park in costume as The Escalon Times, eight-year-old Jocelyn Avilla took first place in her age group for the costume contest.

The October gathering for Sunday in the Park, hosted by the Escalon Chamber of Commerce, drew a huge crowd downtown on Oct. 7.

With pumpkin carving and decorating, a homemade costume contest, bobbing for apples, freshly popped popcorn and more, the throng of kids and their parents enjoyed a windy, cool fall afternoon in the park.

Music was provided, there were awards for the top costumes in two different age categories and a classic car display, with awards also for the best decorated cars.

In the 7 and under costume category, first place went to a youngster made up as a fire truck, with Gus Gus in second and a painter’s palette taking third. The 8 and older group saw the first place entry being a homemade copy of The Escalon Times, with a zombie hunter in second and a parakeet in third.

Swift Lawn and Garden donated over 100 pumpkins for the event with kids able to use a variety of items for decorating the pumpkins to take home for display.

There was also a ribbon cutting by the chamber for Carly Mynear Photography as part of the day’s festivities.