Rag-A-Muffin Parade Brings Smiles To Eastchester

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The Rag-A-Muffin Parade brought an astronaut to Eastchester.
The Rag-A-Muffin Parade brought an astronaut to Eastchester. Photo Credit: Sally Veltidi
Matthew Battista did his best Rocky impression in Eastchester.
Matthew Battista did his best Rocky impression in Eastchester. Photo Credit: Sally Veltidi
The cake costume was one of the most popular at the parade in Eastchester.
The cake costume was one of the most popular at the parade in Eastchester. Photo Credit: Sally Veltidi
Elvis made his way to Eastchester for the Rag-A-Muffin Parade.
Elvis made his way to Eastchester for the Rag-A-Muffin Parade. Photo Credit: Sally Veltidi
There was fun for all ages at the Rag-A-Muffin Parade in Eastchester.
There was fun for all ages at the Rag-A-Muffin Parade in Eastchester. Photo Credit: Sally Veltidi

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Before Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on Eastchester and essentially canceled Halloween, more than 400 children donned their finest costumes at the town’s Rag-A-Muffin Parade.

Cowboys, astronauts, princesses and Jedi knights converged at the Eastchester Middle School before walking down White Plains Road to Eastchester Town Hall.

Officials from the Eastchester Little League provided participants with goody bags that could be used to hold Halloween candy, doughnuts and juice. Children and their parents got fake tattoos from the Eastchester-Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce, and costumes were judged in several categories.

Eastchester police and fire personnel controlled traffic and ensured that everyone who participated in the parade was kept safe.

There were several costume winners from Eastchester. Dylan and Kylie Hendrie were a pirate and a pirate princess; Matthew Battista threw on gloves and was a boxer; Amanda Kirkpatrick dressed up as a cake, and Romeo Latto donned a hat and whip and played the role of Indiana Jones.

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