46th Annual Alloway Halloween Parade to take place Sat. night

Alloway Twp. – The 46th Annual Alloway Halloween Parade is scheduled to take place tomorrow Saturday, October 25th. It kicks off at 7pm but please be sure to remember that the roads in town will close at 6pm. The easiest/most convenient time to get into town is between 5pm and 6pm.

The parade starts on School Lane, makes a left onto South Greenwich, right onto Main, right onto Dorrell, then right onto Friesburg back to Greenwich Street. The judge’s stand is located next to the bank; this location is where both performances will occur and annual contestants for the parade queens wait to find out who is crowned Miss Alloway Halloween Parade Queen for 2014-2015.

For all motorists coming into town, the side streets are marked for no parking on one side of each of them so be sure to abide by this procedure set in place for emergencies in order to have room for EMS vehicles to pass. There is, obviously, no parking on the parade route or around the staging area which is near the municipal building on Waterworks Rd. and Cedar St.

Below is a map of downtown Alloway in order to give you an idea of the parking situation and that shows the parade route:

Alloway Halloween Parade Route via Google Maps
Alloway Halloween Parade Route via Google Maps

 

Registration for floats, antique vehicles and queen contestant entries are all closed, but if you would like to be judged on your Halloween Costume, registration is Parade Day!

Categories for ages 0-5 years, 6-10 years, 11-15 years, 16 to adult, and Group category (2 or more and is themed).

Registration is 5:00pm to 6:30pm before the parade at the Alloway Twp. Municipal Building. After you register, you will be pointed to the staging area to walk through the parade.

All prize monies are awarded with available funds. This year, the Alloway Halloween Parade has been awarded a grant by the the Salem County Department of Cultural Affairs celebrating the 350th Year of the State of New Jersey.

2013 Parade COntestants and 2012 Queen
Last year’s parade contestants and 2012 Queen Jessie Keen. Astasia Williams, 3rd from left, was crowned queen this at the past year’s parade.

For more information on this family fun-filled event in Salem County please visit its official website at: www.allowayhallowenparade.com

 

 

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