The 2013 Marley Park Harvest Festival

The 2013 Marley Park Harvest Festival was a big hit! More than 600 community residents had a fantastic time enjoying tasty food, music, and fun with their neighbors. A big Thank You to everyone in attendance and to our volunteers!

Halloween events were a screamingly good time. There was a great response to the Marley Park Pawstume Parade and Pumpkin Carving events. Both were led by resident volunteers Angela Kirschner and Charlotte Confer.

Contest Winners –

Costume Contest
‘Maleficent’ (wicked fairy godmother from Sleeping Beauty) – Jennifer Bennett – ‘Adult Category’
‘Farm Chicken’ – Elise Kirschner – ‘Child Category’
‘Toy Soldier’ – Oliver McSweeney – ‘Most Creative’
‘The Flintstone’s Family – the Zenishek’s – ‘Family Category’

Chili Contest
‘Wild Card’ – Heather Zaleski with her ‘Chicken Tomatillo Chili!’
‘Untraditional’ – Travis Boos
Matt Zenishek – Traditional
Shannon Adcock – Back-up Traditional in place of Vegetarian

There were plenty of activities the kids could enjoy – rides on a trackless train and UFO Inflatable Laser Tag. Marley Park residents rocked out to fantastic music played by a live DJ and participated in the Chili Cook-off.

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