Marine Parkers enjoy scary-good fall fest

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Look at them apples!: State Sen. Marty Golden (R–Marine Park) hands out crisp golden apples with Sandra Gilmour.
Watch out for the werewolf!: Lisa Cullity and David Dougherty show off their costumes.
Enter at your own risk: A youngster checks out the haunted house bouncy castle.
Graveyard tour: A youngster walks through the graveyard with his mom.

Ghouls, ghosts, and monsters descended on Lenape Playground for the Marine Park Halloween Fall Festival on Oct. 21, sponsored by state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Marine Park). But walking among the dead was also a lively 1960s hippy who danced her heart out all day, said the mom of 10-year-old Sara Arshavsky.

“We had an amazing time,” said Marine Parker Ruthie Arshavsky. “She likes to dance, she’s a dancer.”

Youngsters spent the afternoon walking past tombstones in a faux graveyard, getting spooked in a haunted house, watching a puppet show, or showing off their outfits in a Halloween costume contest. The most jaw-dropping of the bunch was the woman who donned the creepy clown outfit from the nightmarish movie “It,” said Arshavsky.

“We saw a couple interesting costumes, one of the girls who won dressed up as ‘It,’ ” she said. “It was a really cool costume.”

Marine Parker Sandra Gilmour handed out some crisp golden delicious apples alongside Golden himself, who said it was a beautiful sight to see the community to come together.

“I was delighted to see the incredible amount of people who participated in this year’s Marine Park Halloween Fall Festival. It was heartwarming to see the smiles on all the children as well as their families,” said Golden. “These annual events keep our community strong, united and provide us with an opportunity to enjoy what makes Brooklyn great.”

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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