Huge N.J. Halloween parade is back after last year’s coronavirus cancellation

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Organizers of Toms River’s frighteningly large and long-running annual Holloween parade will be back this year after last year’s cancellation amid the coronavirus pandemic, the volunteer firefighters who host the event announced.

“The Toms River Fire Company No.1 are happy to announce that the Toms River Halloween Parade is a go for 2021 and is scheduled for Saturday, October 30th,” stated the announcement on the township website.

“The Toms River Halloween Parade, which began in 1937 as a local municipal Halloween event, is now the world’s second largest, according to the Guinness Book of World Records,” the announcement added, referring to an unsuccessful attempt two decades ago to break New York City’s attendance record, when the Toms River event was said to draw 100,000 spectators. “People from all over Ocean County come to the parade route to watch the floats, marching bands, organizations, families and kids dressed up in their costumes.”

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