The sun was shining brightly on Saturday, October 17th as the Cape May County Park & Zoo delighted a record breaking number of children of all ages as they celebrated their annual Boo at the Zoo. Park staff giggled with ghosts and played with princesses as children dressed in their most imaginative costumes as they paraded around the courtyard or strolled through the zoo to let all the animals see what they were wearing.
Faces were painted. Games were played. Tricks were performed; and treats were given. It was scary how much fun everyone was having.
The County of Cape May wishes to thank all the volunteers and judges that donated their valuable time for the day.
Below are the winners of the annual costume contest, however, anyone who attended Boo at the Zoo will certainly say all the children were winners.
Division: Name Costume Age Hometown
1st Place Bennigan’s Babies Birds in Nest Vineland
2nd Place Shane Augustyn Stay Puff 6 mo. Rio Grande
3rd Place Avery Ellis Cruella deVille 1 Philadelphia
1st Place Liam Morgan Dracula 5 Wildwood
2nd Place Lyla Becica Witch 5 North Cape May
3rd Place James Koch Popeye 4 CMCH
1st Place Vincenzo Fusco Sweeney Zombie 7 N Wildwood
2nd Place Ava Schartmer Princess 6 Villas
3rd Place Travis Haferl Transformer 6 Villas
1st Place Addison Campbell Cat in the Hat 7 CMCH
2nd Place Olivia Orton Anna 7 CMCH
3rd Place Brandon Leahy Zombie Hunter 7 CMCH
1st Place Cheyenne Hamby 8 Villas
2nd Place Katherine Hoff 9 Newfield
3rd Place Kira Mya Rinnier 8 Sea Isle City
1st Place Tony Pizzo Zombie 10 Wildwood
2nd Place Aalayna Cagney Cat 9 Cape May
3rd Place Erika Wenrell Tin Man 9 Vineland
1st Place Christy Ani Pink PJ’s 11 CMCH
2nd Place Erin Donnell Zombie Cheerleader 11 N Cape May
3rd Place Gage Hoff Clown 11 Newfield
1st Place Justin Gorman Ghoul 12 Woodbine
2nd Place Amber Musgrove Washing Machine 12 Lower Twp
3rd Place Selina Lopez Princess 11 N Cape May
Groups & Floats
1st Place Mikus Family Batman & Family Vineland
2nd Place Andrea Johnson & Gang Raining Cats & Dogs Levittown
3rd Place Charlotte & Presley Stansberry Prince Charming & Princess CMCH