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OZmania—For Those Who Believe!

"Mystical, whimsical, green” are the bywords of Inside/Out, the retail shop at 76 Main Street, in High Bridge, NJ, but as owner Christina Lynn Whited declares, “They describe The Wizard of Oz perfectly!” When Whited made the connection she decided it would be a good thing to celebrate all things Oz.

On Saturday, July 23, Whited will sponsor a free showing of the 1934 movie classic, The Wizard of Oz at dusk at Borough Commons Park on Main Street. The showing is preceded by a costume parade and a prize ceremony. A list of prize categories can be found at Anyone can participate in the parade and those in costumes will qualify for prizes with a $5 registration fee.

There’s No Place Like Gnome is a coloring contest for children as well as a gnome photo contest for those of all ages. Photos of gnomes doing something, like playing or camping, can be submitted via email. Information is also on the website and children can pick up coloring pages at Inside/Out. All entries are due the week before the showing of the movie.

Registration begins at the head of Borough Commons Park at 6:00 p.m., the Red Slipper Parade starts at 6:30 p.m., and the prize ceremony will be held at the bandstand at 7:30 p.m. Grab your blanket or lawn chairs, plan your costume and enter the date and time in your calendar. Who knows, maybe you will win one of the coveted prizes from the Land of Ozmania.

Location: Borough Commons Park, Main Street, High Bridge. For information contact 908-638-9066 or visit

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