On Saturday, October 20th, The Juniper Park Civic Association, in conjunction with Queens Recreation, Department of Parks, was proud to present the first-ever Halloween festival for kids in Juniper Valley Park. With over 400 kids and 1,000 people in attendance, the day consisted of free hayrides, games, a costume and dance contest with prizes, bags of candy, face painting and costumed storyteller Catfish Jim. The JPCA feels it is important, in light of the recent disaster, to surround our kids with a sense of community and hope. It was the idea of Tiffany Elliott who worked for weeks to make this event one of the highlights of the year. Laura Gilli of the Parks Department did an outstanding job in arranging the attractions. Tiffany Elliott promises to continue the tradition of Halloween Kids Festivals in the park. Within the last few months in addition to the Halloween Festival, Tiffany has organized a children's readings and Kids Anti-Crime Day. Special thanks to our generous local contributors: Congressman Joseph Crowley, Dennis Gallagher for City Council, Cardsmart, Cross County Federal Savings, The Little Sweet Shoppe, FunStuff, Harry's Hardware, Artis Drugs, Stop & Shop, New Village Market and Jive Records. Call the JPCA at 651-5865, and help make our community a nicer place to live through volunteering and coordinating community events. web at www.junipercivic.com.
Originally published in the November 2001 Juniper Berry Magazine
Civic Holds First Annual Halloween Festival at Juniper
Storyteller Catfish Jim kept children in suspense with some scary tales.
November 2001 Table of Contents
- Juniper Berry Interview with Elizabeth Crowley
- Yesterday and Today: Elmhurst Gas Tanks site
- Juniper Berry salutes heroes of 9/11
- Civic Holds First Annual Halloween Festival at Juniper
- Letters to the Editor – November 2001
- America's Heroes
- FLAG FLOWN AT "GROUND ZERO" SENT TO USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT
- The Juniper Valley Park Candlelight Vigil, September 16, 2001
- Our Heroes
- Spotlight on the Candidates for Mayor – Mark Green
- Spotlight on the Candidates for Mayor – Mike Bloomberg
- A GREENSTREET BLOOMS IN MIDDLE VILLAGE
- Interview with Dennis Gallagher
- Car Lands on Railroad Tracks
- Juniper Play Equipment Hazardous to Kids
- DOT Not Responsive on Juniper Boulevard Problems
- Community Spotlight: TIFFANY ELLIOTT
The Juniper Berry magazine, first published in 1938 is an all-volunteer effort containing articles on crime prevention, neighborhood issues, meeting reports and notices, neighborhood history and photographs, guest articles, editorials and more.
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