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Night Out in Highland Park

Night Out in Highland Park, New Jersey
One of the benefits of living in a small town like Highland Park, New Jersey are the events like the recent one for National Night Out. Night Out in Highland Park was celebrated with booths, balloons and fun activities for kids.

climbing tower
It was cool to watch kids scampering up this climbing tower.

announcers booth at Night Out Highland Park, New Jersey
There were announcers in the back calling out names of various winners of prizes. Local businesses had donated the prizes.

dunking booth at Night Out, Highland Park, New Jersey
My favorite part of the evening was the dunking booth. Later in the evening, after I had left, the person sitting in the dunking booth was Mayor Gary Minkoff, but I had already gone home by then. One of my friends said her son managed to dunk Mayor Gary on his first throw. Great shot!

The fire trucks were fun to view. I’m not sure how to show this image – horizontally or vertically. Looks like it really belongs at an angle.

Does your area have local events? What kinds? Which ones do you enjoy most?

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Mrs. S. says

Looks like fun! Have a wonderful week!

Jewaicious says

Looks like it was a fun time. The shots are great.

Carver says

That looks like a fun event.

Mama Zen says

That looks like a blast!

Boom & Gary says

Great tour of your festival!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Ralph says

It's the small towns that have the best celebration days - granted to the jaded Manhattanite, thery are not impressed. Yet, the small town resident has what many want to do but cannot do on the city - dunk the mayor! Fire trucks and food booths and fire department apparatus - they are what impresses us who love in smaller towns (like us in Ansonia and Derby CT): small town fun is real fun :)

Eileen says

Looks like a fun family night on the town. Our local town is in the middle of having their carnival at the grounds of the local fire dept. I like the dunking booth too. Thanks for sharing.

sylviakirk says

Oh, I do agree with the others! What a fun family night on the town indeed! Your photos have captured that perfectly, Leora! Thanks for sharing the fun with us!! Hope you have a great week!

Hannah says

Nice photos. People seem to have had fun.

Fun60 says

It looks great fun. Living in a London suburb we don't have anything to compare. How I would just love to dunk the mayor!

Liz says

Looks like a lot of fun.

Moms... Check nyo

magiceye says

Fun times!!

Maria @ LSS says

What a fun place! Happy RT2!

Mine's here.

Magical Mystical Teacher says

Have you noticed that carnivals and circuses and such have a predominately red theme?

Fiery Sunrise

Leora says

I suppose there must be something attracting about red!


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