Rain Dampens Berkeley Day

Annalise Dimone, 2, of Forked River, gets her face painted by the town’s Recreation Department. (Photo by Chris Lundy)

BERKELEY – Veterans Park was a little damp, keeping a lot of families away during Berkeley Community Pride Day, a celebration that lasts throughout the day into the night.

Although the afternoon was clear and dry, the morning was wet. It delayed the start of set-up. Only a few groups decided to set up tents, when usually there’s a ring of them around the ball field. Most of the ones that did, like Team Trevor, or the Boy Scouts, were raising funds or awareness. The Recreation Department was still doing face painting and other activities for the kids, and rides were set up.

The Central Regional Band played a variety of songs. When this picture was taken, they were playing “Uptown Funk.” (Photo by Chris Lundy)
Rides were set up, but there weren’t too many children on them in the afternoon. (Photo by Chris Lundy)
Jon Henbest makes funnel cake at the fundraising booth for Boy Scout Troop 76. (Photo by Chris Lundy)