Groups of students from throughout the Freehold Regional High School District gathered in Downtown Freehold to set the scene for Halloween during the annual Spooktacular Window Painting Contest on Oct. 13th.
Local businesses offer up their windows to student artists from each of the six high schools. The groups paint their designs on storefronts along streets in Freehold. From vampires to zombies to festive fall scenes, the students’ imaginations run wild and their talent is showcased to all.
Federici's Family Italian Restaurant donated 75 pizzas for the students’ lunch while they were hard at work. This year was the largest event, with 91 storefront windows painted.
First place went to Manalapan High School seniors Megan Karlstein and Sabrina Palazzolo for their piece titled, "Pandora's Box."
Second place was a tie, with both winners coming from Freehold Township High School. Seniors Jon Bain and Marilena Monafis won for their depiction of Frankenstein, while seniors Angelina Ortiz and Victoria Spinoso won for their depiction of Nosferatu.
Third place went to Marlboro High School senior Jessalyn Lu for her piece titled, "Scooby Spells."
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