2007-11-02 / Community

Rockaway's Dogs Celebrate Halloween At K-9 Costume Party

By Miriam Rosenberg

Dog About Town, Rocket, won first place in the small dog category. Dog About Town, Rocket, won first place in the small dog category. Small dogs. Big dogs. Shaggy dogs. Shorthaired dogs. Dogs and their humans from all over the peninsula attended ARF ARF's K-9 Kostume Karnival at the Rockaway Freeway Park Dog Run on Beach 81 Street last weekend. Prizes were awarded for best costumes for small sized and large sized dogs.

Along with ARF ARF, Allied Rockaway Foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness, the city's Parks and Recreation Department also sponsored the October 27 event.

Tyson "the lobster", who won honorable mention in the small dog category, poses with Tony Tumminello and Janessa Caruso and her dog Brandy. Tyson "the lobster", who won honorable mention in the small dog category, poses with Tony Tumminello and Janessa Caruso and her dog Brandy. Hannah poses with her dog Scarlett, who was dressed as a princess for the day. Hannah poses with her dog Scarlett, who was dressed as a princess for the day. This little pumpkin takes a break during the afternoon's festivities. This little pumpkin takes a break during the afternoon's festivities. Kaitlynn and Johnathan pose with their dog Stewie, who came to the Karnival dressed as a skeleton. Stewie's costume won second place in the category for large sized dogs. Kaitlynn and Johnathan pose with their dog Stewie, who came to the Karnival dressed as a skeleton. Stewie's costume won second place in the category for large sized dogs. This little prisoner must have been thinking, "They told me I was going to be free, but I am still on a leash." This little prisoner must have been thinking, "They told me I was going to be free, but I am still on a leash." Gabriella's dog Patches was dressed in pink for their day in the park. Gabriella's dog Patches was dressed in pink for their day in the park. Jay Harrison, his girlfriend Deli, and Clipper, or should we say Dracula, joined in the fun. Jay Harrison, his girlfriend Deli, and Clipper, or should we say Dracula, joined in the fun. Frank and Fran Krakowski went home double winners, as Schmoopy "the pumpkin" and Scruffy "dogzilla" won first place and honorable mention for large dogs in the costume contest. Frank and Fran Krakowski went home double winners, as Schmoopy "the pumpkin" and Scruffy "dogzilla" won first place and honorable mention for large dogs in the costume contest. Keren Feuer, of ARF ARF, and her husband, Mike, pose with Bailey. Keren Feuer, of ARF ARF, and her husband, Mike, pose with Bailey. T-Bone's and Toto's costumes salute city workers. T-Bone's and Toto's costumes salute city workers.

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