CARLSTADT, N.J. — The streets of Carlstadt belonged to ghouls, princesses and superheroes Saturday morning during the borough's annual Halloween Parade.
An array of characters gathered marched from Borough Hall to the Carlstadt Public School on Washington Street, where a buffet of sugary desserts awaited.
"It's always been a big event," Councilman Bob Zimmerman told Daily Voice. "It gets everybody together in the town."
The parade has been a tradition for as long as he can remember, said Zimmerman, who's been on the countil for 15 years.
It used to include piles of hay with candy inside, which proved a bit messy, Councilman Craig Lahullier said. The key is showing children and adults alike a fun time.
"These are the things that make a small town where you want to stay," he said. "It gets people together so they know one another. It's a family town."