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It’s a crisp Saturday morning in November when hundreds of red-hooded volunteers sip hot chocolate to ease the cold. A steady hiss of pumping helium hums in the background of this Meadowlands parking lot in north New Jersey, as deflated plastic slowly swells, growing to multiple stories high and finally taking shape as familiar friends: Sonic the Hedgehog, the Aflacduck, and Paul Frank’s Julius monkey.

Peter Westerman

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