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.