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'Headless Boy' Wins Patch Halloween Costume Contest

Wyckoff, New Jersey boy selected by Heidi Klum as the grand prize winner.

With nearly 2,700 entries from Patch sites across the United States, Jack Hagan of Wyckoff, New Jersey, was selected the grand prize winner by celebrity judge Heidi Klum in Patch’s Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge.

Jack’s “headless boy” costume won him and his family a trip to New York City where they will meet the supermodel and make a $1,031 donation to K.I.N.D.: Kids in Need of Desks.

K.I.N.D., a joint effort of UNICEF and MSNBC, provides schools in Malawi with desks to provide students with a better atmosphere for learning. They aim to bring 46,000 desks to 172 schools.

The Halloween contest received more than 100 entries from communities across Long Island, but none was selected as a finalist.

Michele November 05, 2011 at 12:58 PM
Obama he is trying to be a president
Michele November 05, 2011 at 01:00 PM
Its hard to believe this is thee best costume with so much out there. this has been done before its like the rubix cube......please if you do a contest then at least have some good contestents.
Penny Benbenek November 05, 2011 at 01:09 PM
Lots of sour grapes here. Halloween is a spooky night by definition...look at the attractions that draw tons of visitors each year. We even decorate our yards to out scare our neighbors. This costume was creative and it won. It's not Toddlers & Tiaras here. Way to support the kid who won...kinda sad commentary.
Michele November 05, 2011 at 01:41 PM
No one was really saying anything about the boy who won what I think the point I was trying to make is this has been done before........... and you know its not really that great i have seen some great costumes.but i am not a judge or Heidie K. I would like to have seen something new and fresh.
Vito November 05, 2011 at 02:12 PM
Your tired negativity has also been done before. How about YOU offer something "new and fresh". Unbelievable. Lighten the heck up!
Michele November 05, 2011 at 02:18 PM
sorry if your offended. youmust be the headless winner... no need to get so twisted.......... this is good blogging!
Irishdave November 05, 2011 at 02:55 PM
It is sad that a simple contest is getting slammed. Yes the money could be better used at home Did someone get their corn flakes Peed in? We covered unemployment, Toddlers & Tiaras, rubix cube, illegal aliens, our education system and Obama but the post that tops it all is " this is good blogging!"
Cassandra November 05, 2011 at 04:18 PM
I think that this costume is great! Michele: Get a grip. I would hate for the contest winner to read your commentary. How would you feel if someone said the same things to one of your children? I imagine that you would attack back with the same amount of vitriol that you've displayed here. Lloyd: Why not try to educate yourself about Malawi before criticizing the contest's intentions? The country has a low life expectancy and high infant mortality rate. Rates of HIV / AIDS are high. On average, people live about 50 years.
Joe Dowd (Editor) November 05, 2011 at 04:34 PM
New Meaning to "Jar Head!"
Michele November 05, 2011 at 04:36 PM
cassandra, I light of how youput this I do feel very sorry for the child that might read this. the intention was not to hurt anyones feelings it was just how i felt. As far as Vitriol that is not diplayed by me. part of the comments are just that comments. if you felt vitriol you need to check how you feel. I not for one minute said a bad thing about a child just the fact it was a old concept. as far as my children, yes i would protect them just for the record...... my SON is serving our counrty, so we all have this format and its called freedom of speech. you need to lighten up.......... I never would hurt anyone nor a childs feelings and if i did and he reads any of my comments I am sorry to hurt your feelngs.
dubyaguy November 05, 2011 at 04:43 PM
The kid should have put George W. Bush brain in the jar-people have been searching for it for years!
Joe Dowd (Editor) November 05, 2011 at 04:45 PM
Dear readers: Do you realize that If there wasn't a lid on the thing, we could have had a headline that said: "Headless Boy in Topless Jar!" By the way, Plainview had some great entries in this contest. Just stellar. See them here: http://patch.com/A-nc1m
Michele November 05, 2011 at 04:49 PM
and by the way read Wendy's comment.........
Kristen Ferrari November 05, 2011 at 05:00 PM
Michele, I'd like to extend my thanks to your son for his service to this country. While everyone is sniping over a costume contest and which charity is the most worthy, we should all take a minute to think about some of the bigger problems we're facing in this world and remember that a little kindness goes a long way.
Michele November 05, 2011 at 05:05 PM
Thank u Kristen, and yes this went way to far,. we all have to much time on our hands and negitive feds negitive. thank you,,,,, Michele
Lloyd November 05, 2011 at 09:30 PM
Cassandra..I thought you were describing Newark or Detroit. Those are two American cities with thousands of very needy children and a very depressed public education system too. Who said Charity begins at home?
Michele November 05, 2011 at 10:21 PM
charity does begin at home ask Alec Baldwin
Greg Fischer November 06, 2011 at 02:08 AM
Cool Costume! Somebody quick, name a street after that boy!
Greg Oleanik November 06, 2011 at 11:51 AM
Well, I MIGHT AS WELL ADD THIS TO THE THREAD....ISLES BEAT THE CAPITALS 5 to 3. It was the first win against the Caps since 2007.
Lloyd November 06, 2011 at 01:03 PM
Is Charles Wang still the owner? If he is, the team's not going anywhere this season. Maybe at the end, while most of the teams are competing in the playoffs, Wang will be moving the Islanders down to Atlanta, where he'll be cheered like a conquering hero, while he rapes those citizens of all their tax money.
Michele November 06, 2011 at 01:18 PM
my head is spinning from all the coments. does someone have a jar.?
Lloyd November 06, 2011 at 02:36 PM
Can you say, "off topic"? Anybody here want to discuss the virtues of opening a Dunkin Donuts shop on W. Beech St?
Kristen Ferrari November 06, 2011 at 02:44 PM
I just had an overwhelming desire to yell "Potvin sucks!" Where did that come from?
Joe Dowd (Editor) November 06, 2011 at 03:26 PM
While I was taking my alleged extra hour of sleep, did this thread actually morph into talk of Charles Wang and the Islanders? Maybe Wang should move the team to Wykoff, N.J., home of the Headless Boy.
Jaguar-Guy November 06, 2011 at 03:42 PM
Great costume, and Rangers s-u-c-k. 1940 !!!!!!
Wendy Liu November 06, 2011 at 04:58 PM
This costume is hilarious. I wish he came to my door..would have given him an extra handful of milky ways.
Michele November 06, 2011 at 08:29 PM
how could he eat it he eas dead and jis head was in the jar,,,,,,,,,,,, come on now,,,, lol
Michele November 06, 2011 at 08:32 PM
how could he eat he was dead! just his head was in the jar,,,, come on now,,,,,,lol
Edward Smith November 07, 2011 at 03:34 AM
If anybody's interested, MSNBC political analyst and talk show host Lawrence O'Donnell started the "desks for Malawi" charity. At first it started with a very small ambition. Mr. O'Donnell was troubled during a visit to Africa when he saw school children packed into a small classroom, sitting on the floor because there were no chairs. He hired some local men to build a few desks with benches that seat 3 students each. He was happy that the men needed the employment and the children needed the desks. When he was given his own show on MSNBC he made an appeal for donations and was very surprised by the strong response he got from people who felt generous enough to get involved. When I was a kid many, many years ago we were given unicef collection boxes to raise money on halloween. It was only one of many small character building exercises that were given to us. The hope was that the cumulative effect of them would make us better citizens while at the same time serving a need for others. There are no losers in this type of thing.
Greg Oleanik November 07, 2011 at 12:39 PM
I started the islander thread to illustrate how off track this thread has gotten. I will say that the isles play boston tonight. Go isles. And to the ranger fan above...how many cups do the rangers have??? How many yrs have they been playing??? Original 6

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