West Orange, NJ -- Elementary school students throughout Essex, Morris and Union Counties
are invited to participate in the poster art contest for the Fifth Annual
“October Tails” event, a Halloween-themed dog walk and costume
contest, to be held on Sunday, October 20, from 12:30-4:30 PM in Verona
Park. Proceeds benefit Paws for Patients, a canine pet therapy program
available free of charge to patients served by Barnabas Health Hospice
and Palliative Care Center.
The event features children’s activities, agility demonstrations,
obedience games, vendors, a pet caricaturist and more. Maria Milito of
Q104.3FM is the guest host. For more information visit octobertails.com.
Original artwork should be completed on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper
and should depict a real or imaginary dog(s), using watercolor, tempera,
color pencils, crayons, and/or charcoal. Winners will be selected in four
categories: Funniest, Most Original, Most Heartwarming and Best in Show;
the winner in each category will be awarded a $50 gift card to
The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 14. Entries should be mailed to:
Barnabas Health Hospice
Attn: Development Dept.
95 Old Short Hills Road
West Orange, NJ 07052
Please note that due to the number of entries, posters cannot be returned.
For more information please call 973-322-4792 or email
Date: September 17, 2013
Contact: Lisa Tortorello