Giveaways Galore!

North Bergen distributes costumes to kids in need

NB C.A.R.E.S. gave out about 300 costumes to North Bergen children at its 6th annual Halloween Costume Giveaway on Sept. 30.

Costumes for all

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Numerous tables were piled high with costumes of all styles and sizes in the Recreation Center. Families were allowed to browse to find the perfect costume for each child.

Mayor Nicholas Sacco was on hand to open the doors and greet each family, along with Freeholder Anthony Vainieri.

“All of the children had such a great time looking through and picking out costumes!,” Sacco said. “Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers (who had just as much fun as the kids) and all of the wonderful Recreation staff for pitching in and helping out.”

Social distancing was maintained with only a limited number of people allowed inside at one time.

Volunteers helped the kids sort through the costumes arranged by age groups. Kids could select Halloween accessories to take home for the holiday.

“Amazing turnout and great event,” Sacco said. “Big thank you to Walmart North Bergen for their generous donations and making this event possible every year!”

NB C.A.R.E.S. has also distributed school supplies and food to local students.

Halloween giveaway

There will be another giveaway on Halloween.

Mayor Sacco and Commissioner Hugo Cabrera invite children ages infant through 9 years old to North Bergen’s Children’s Halloween Giveaway. It will run from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, in the North Bergen Recreation Center parking lot at 6300 Meadowview Ave.

Tickets must be obtained in advance. To register, residents can visit the Recreation Center between Monday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Oct. 30 from 2 to 9 p.m.

Parents must show proof of residency. Child’s birth certificate is required. No driver’s license or passports accepted, current utility bill only.

Children must receive their giveaway bags before moving on to the Trunk-or-Treat and pumpkin picking at 64th Street Field. Masks must be worn at all times, and social distancing must be maintained.

House decoration contest

The Township is hosting a house decoration contest. Residents are invited to participate by dressing up their homes in their “Halloween spookiest.”

Residents may submit photos, their addresses, and their contact information to or call 201-392-2000 to enter.

Three winners will walk away with a prize. The deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 21, at midnight.

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