Halloween Contest Decorates Downtown Freehold

Students decorated these display windows in downtown Freehold. (Photo courtesy Rebecca Policastro)

FREEHOLD – Downtown Freehold has been decked out with spooky decorations for the Halloween season as part of the annual Halloween Spooktacular Window Painting Contest.

“The Halloween Spooktacular Window Painting Contest is an annual event and has been a well-loved tradition in downtown Freehold for many years,” stated Rebecca Policastro of the Freehold Regional High School District. Policastro added that the event dates back to possibly the 1950s.

Photo courtesy Rebecca Policastro

Students from all six high schools in the Freehold Regional High School District were bussed downtown to paint Halloween-themed scenes on the windows.

Students and teachers “bring their Halloween designs from paper to glass onto almost 40 local businesses’ storefront windows,” said Policastro.

The students painted on October 12 and a judging and ceremony will also take place. “A volunteer committee judges the spooky makeovers and selects winning designs,” added Policastro.

Photo courtesy Rebecca Policastro

Awards will be presented to the winners at the November 19 Board of Education meeting.

For more information on Halloween Spooktacular events in Downtown Freehold, visit freeholdspooktacular.com/index.htm.

Photo courtesy Rebecca Policastro