A Major Change for the Toms River Halloween Parade
Organizers of the Nation’s largest annual Halloween parade are reportedly changing it to Saturdays indefinitely. According to Toms River Fire Company No. 1’s web site, this year’s event will be held on Saturday October 26th at 7 p.m. with a rain date of Monday October 28th.
Fire company President Albert McDaniel told Patch.com that “holding the parade on a Saturday will make it easier for future parade participants, such as members of the fire company, as well as the rest of the community to be apart of the town’s traditional event.”
McDaniel says they’ll still keep the tradition of not holding the parade on a Sunday.
It’s the 75th Anniversary of the massive display of spooky floats, ghost, goblins, zombies and super heroes. There was no parade in 2012 due to Superstorm Sandy.
A golf tournament will be held a the Bey Lea Municipal Golf Course on September 19 to raise money for the event. Anyone wishing to participate can call Golf Committee Chairman, John Mount, at 732-349-0144.