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Sunday Fun Day In The Park
Escalon resident Bill Augusto loads up his 1925 Dodge Brothers pick up with some pumpkins, fitting them in to the back with a few skeletons.Times Photos By Marg Jackson


Costume contest winners went home with ribbons, as did pumpkin decorating standouts, and the Escalon Chamber of Commerce hosted its Sundays in the Park event on Oct. 4 with a decidedly Halloween theme.

There were plenty of pumpkins for drawing on, using stickers and doing some carving, while a line of antique cars also sported some spooky cobwebs and ghastly skeleton passengers.

There were drawing lessons, freshly popped popcorn, prizes and take-home treats for young participants and music was provided during the event by singer-songwriter Rich C. Olds. Children could also get their faces painted at the Sunday fun day.

“They had a blast,” mom Kendra Monteiro said of her children, Zakkery, 7, and Hailey, 5.

Modesto residents Alec and Nicki Briggs brought young son Leo, almost 3, to enjoy the fun as well, as his great-grandmother Dorothy Girling was helping out at the arts and crafts table. Blake Bennett and Westen Meritt, dressed as a fire truck and Dalmatian, respectively, were first place winners in the costume contest. Bill Augusto with his 1925 Dodge Brothers pick up took first place honors in the decorated classic car event and Jillian (no last name provided) was first in the pumpkin decorating contest. Judges for the contests were Miss Escalon Vanessa Kualapai, Miss Congeniality Kaitlyn Jaime and Miss Photogenic Trinity Suriano.

Following are some photos from the festive Sunday event.