TOMS RIVER, NJ – The annual Halloween parade for 2020 in Toms River has been cancelled by the Toms River fire department.
The Toms River Vol. Fire Co. No. 1 has decided for the safety of the community and all first responders involved due to the ongoing pandemic to cancel this year’s Halloween Parade.
“This pandemic has struck all aspects of normalcy. Even though the curve has straightened out a little bit the risk is still at a high with the magnitude of people that crowd in the downtown area we feel this is the best decision,” the department said. “This will be the 3rd time in history of the parade being CANCELED. First being in the 1920’s during the depression, 2nd for Hurricane Sandy and now this! We as always thank each and every one of you and your organizations for the complete and continual support you have given the Toms River Volunteer Fire Co No. 1 in all of our events.”
The parade as of now is still on for 2021.
“We look forward in seeing and working with everyone at our 2021 Halloween Parade which will be set for Saturday 10/30/2021 due to Halloween being on Sunday next year and the fire company not having parades on Sunday it will be Saturday with a rain/postponement date of Monday, 11/1/2021,” the department said.”