Ghoulish delights on parade, at Morristown pumpkin illumination

The parade of lights at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
The parade of lights at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
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By Jeff Sovelove
 
Morris Arts presented a parade of spooky proportions on Sunday, at its 9th annual Pumpkin Illumination at the Vail Mansion in Morristown.
 
Kids turned out in their best Halloween costumes, and the adults got into the act with hand painted masks supplied by Morris Arts. 
 
Slideshow photos by Jeff Sovelove. Hover / click on images for captions:

 

Illuminated man at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
A very hungry pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
A little ghoul gives me the side eye at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
A politically themed pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Anthony, 4, Elinor, 8, Olivia, 10, Antonia, 10, Alessa, 7, from Morristown with their pumpkins at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Lily the dog dressed up as a candy cane at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
The parade of lights at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Vail Mansion at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Tom Werder, executive director of Morris Arts, with Mary Dougherty at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkins at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Kids at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Morristown First Lady ary Dougherty and Mayor Tim Dougherty at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
A friendly dragon greets the crowd at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Masks ready to be used in the parade at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Wren, 4, dressed as a woodland fairy and twins Fiona and Finely, 1, all of Morristown, at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Vail Mansion at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
The parade of lights at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Parade of lights at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Sophie, 3, of Morristown, dressed as Wonder Woman at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Masked marvels at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkins at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Sage, 6 form Morristown show off their dance moves at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Parade at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Don Siebert, Kadie Dempsey, Mary Dougherty, Mayor Tim Dougherty and Dr. Lynn Siebert of Morris Arts at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Olivia and Nadia, 4, of Randolph at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
The Pumpkin Parade, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Morris Arts at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Pumpkin at the ninth annual Morristown Pumpkin Illumination, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
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The Linnet jazz band supplied the tunes as everyone got ready for the highlight of the evening, the parade of lights, led by Mayor Tim Dougherty and First Lady Mary Dougherty. A giant lit-up skeleton was a big hit, too.
 
All in all, it was a ghoulishly good time.

Parade of Lights 2018 in Morristown. Video by Jeff Sovelove for MorristownGreen.com:

The Linnet band at Morristown Pumpkin Band 2018. Video by Jeff Sovelove for MorristownGreen.com:

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