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Ragamuffin Parade Draws Familiar Characters To Emerson Fire Department

The Langs, as characters in "Wizard of Oz," won All-Around Best Costume at this year's Ragamuffin Parade in Emerson.
The Langs, as characters in "Wizard of Oz," won All-Around Best Costume at this year's Ragamuffin Parade in Emerson. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
A baby bumblebee takes a break from walking to play with a traffic cone.
A baby bumblebee takes a break from walking to play with a traffic cone. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
The Grompe Twins, as minions, with sister Kylie, as a devil.
The Grompe Twins, as minions, with sister Kylie, as a devil. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Officer Beckett reporting for duty.
Officer Beckett reporting for duty. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
A young conductor goes for a ride in his red wagon.
A young conductor goes for a ride in his red wagon. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
High Street residents watch the parade from their front steps.
High Street residents watch the parade from their front steps. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
And they're off!
And they're off! Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
A young Spiderman marches in the parade.
A young Spiderman marches in the parade. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
An EFD apparatus follows the troops to the fire headquarters.
An EFD apparatus follows the troops to the fire headquarters. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
"It doesn't bite," the parents of this baby polar bear said.
"It doesn't bite," the parents of this baby polar bear said. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
He had to take a call.
He had to take a call. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine

EMERSON, N.J. — Superheros, monsters and princesses no more than three feet-tall took to the streets for the Emerson Fire Department's Annual Rag-a-Muffin Parade on a chilly weekend day.

The department's squad car led the costume-clad youngsters and their parents down High Street toward the department for free hot dogs and a costume contest.

"We mark our calendar every year for this event," said Jacqueline Lang, whose four children won the Best All-Around Costume for the second year in a row as the characters from "Wizard of Oz."

Her three oldest last year came to the Oct. 24 parade dressed as the green birds in the popular computer and smartphone game "Angry Birds."

"We’d like to really thank the Emerson Fire Department for hosting these great events for all of us all the time," Lang said.

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