Turnout was huge this past Saturday for the annaul Halloween Parade in Medford, N.J. It has been a tradition since 1946.
The first parade included a few floats, costumed marchers and a band, but the parade has grown tremendously and now hosts over 10 marching bands, more than 40 hand build floats, hundreds of individual and group marchers, antique cars, fire trucks from around the area and more.
Drawing more than 30,000 viewers each year the 1 mile long parade that goes through the heart of town on Main Street has become one of the most cherished traditions in the community.
Organized by members of Medford-Vincentown Rotary Club the parade serves as club’s biggest fundraiser. Sponsored by local business and generous donations by individuals hundred percent of the funds go directly to the many community projects and scholarships sponsored by the Rotary Club.
The club’s parade chairman Paul Zetts says, “It seems more and more people want to participate in the Halloween Parade, from parents to children, all ages. It’s a really wonderful community event that everyone is looking forward to”.