The Halloween Parade Is Definitely On

From last year: The Duffner family of Toms River prepare to watch the 80th Annual Toms River Halloween Parade for the first time. (Photo by Bob Vosseller)

  TOMS RIVER – Despite the inclement weather, the iconic Halloween parade will still be held, organizers announced.

  The parade is put on by Toms River Fire Company No. 1. Members put up a video last night informing people that weather reports state that the main hours of the parade (starting at 7 p.m.) will be relatively dry.

  In the video, fire company officials said that there will be a little bad weather, but have been told there will be a lull between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. where it should be good.

  Weather.com shows a 20 percent chance of precipitation during those hours, with temperatures in the high 60s. It is unclear whether this would be actual rain or just the mist that some areas have been getting.

  Free registration for the parade is going on until 4 p.m. at the firehouse on Robbins Street in downtown Toms River, by the municipal building.

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