HOWELL – It was a great turnout as families flocked to Soldier Memorial Park for the annual Howell Day celebration. Howell residents had a beautiful day to come out and enjoy the various games, vendors, treats, and attractions the event had to offer.
Kids had tons of fun activates to choose from. There were numerous inflatables to run, jump, and slide on, a rock climbing wall set up in the middle of the field, and even chariot races. Parents boosted their kids up into the driver’s seat of the Howell Township Public Works truck to give the horn a honk for fun. They even got the chance to sit on a Howell Police officer’s motorcycle to pose for pictures.
There was no shortage of activates for adults either. Live music attracted dozens of people to the stage throughout the day, while dozens of vendors lined the park offering gifts, information and homemade items. Families could even gather round to witness a police K-9 demonstration.
Various township organizations set up vendor tables to engage with local residents. People could see what special programs the Monmouth County Parks have going on. The Howell Green Team was also recruiting members to add to their 9-person team.
While all this went on throughout the day, moms, dads, and kids could stop and enjoy a sweet or savory treat at one of the many food trucks selling funnel cakes, cheesesteaks, or lemonade.
The Howell Township Police and EMS presence was strong, with officers engaging with local children and even allowing them a special opportunity to see the inside of their patrol and rescue vehicles.