The Toms River Fire Company Number 1 Halloween Parade was an absolute success lasting close to two hours.  Clearly the people of Toms River are delighted and supportive of the change back to Halloween night!

The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce’s #WeAreTR campaign was an equal success with over 20 floats officially entered, and over 40 who put #WeAreTR on display.  Entrants included:

A-1 Cindy Hitchcock – Old Fashion Carriage

D-1 Girl Scout Troop 50092 – Pick up / Trailer Fall Decor

D-4 Girl Scout Troop 5908  – Carn-Evil

H-1 St. Joseph Grade School – School / Parish Spirit

H-2 Donovan Catholic – Spirit School Service Band

H-3 Ocean County Power Sports – Motorcycle / ATV

H-6 Honda of TR – Commercial Float Wanded Warrior

J-1 Patrick Ventura – Family Pirate Ship

J-2 Patrick Grant – Caner & Alzheimers Awareness

J-3 Kenneth O’Donnell – ZombieResponse Vehicle

J-4 Ed Davis – Hotel Transylvania Truck n Trailer

J-6 David Gallegan – Disney Trailer

J-7 Lazaro Cordeiro – Tike Truck n Float

J-8 Michelle Chafatelli -The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Float

T-2 Northern Ocea Habitat for Humanity – Restore Haunted Float

T-3 TR Public Works – Minion Recycle Plant

W-2 Denife Vetter – Burger 25 Float (disqualified in parade-Rules violation)

W-3 Cindy Claus Jenkinsons Float

W-4 Glen Cove Realty – New Sheriff in Town

W-5 Glen Cove Realty – New Sheriff in Town

W-6 Leisure Park Senior Living – 14 Passenger Bus full of Nuns — *(oldest in line 96 yrs old Helen Klok

W-9 The Music Academy – FamilyMusic ZombieBand

There was a tough decision involved by judges Engage Toms River Curator Yvonne Yaar and Director of Strategic Development Tara Cunningham–but decide we did.

The winner of the $1000 is Donovan Catholic – Spirit School Service Band!

Thank you to Toms River Fire Company Number 1, the National Honor Society and all of the men and women who worked so hard to make our parade such a huge success.  #WeAreTR

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