What's the best way to make Point Borough's Halloween parade even better?
Have a big party right after it!
That's what the Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce is planning for this Sunday.
In the past, the parade that closes down Bridge Avenue for a couple of hours had started at 1 p.m. However, this year the parade starts at noon, to be followed by the Halloween "finish line party" at 1 p.m.
So, everyone should keep in mind that Bridge will be closed down around 11 a.m. and stay that way for at least a couple of hours. Detours should be taken.
The party is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. at Community Park, Bridge Avenue and Beaver Dam Road. The Jazz Lobsters, a big band orchestra, will play from 2 to 4 p.m.
There is no rain date.
There will be food and craft vendors, pony rides, a petting zoo and other fun activities for the kids. Come in costume or as you are.
How do you register to march in costume in the parade?
Please pre-register at one of these locations: You will be given the parade day information packet with your registration number (needs to be displayed at the parade).
In Point Pleasant Borough:
New To You Clothing, 2801 Bridge Avenue
Beaver Dam Repair, 1658 Beaver Dam Road
DeFelice Auto of Point Pleasant, 2506 Route 88
Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, 2810 Bridge Avenue
OceanFirst Bank, 2400 Bridge Avenue
Plethora Boutique, 3112 Bridge Avenue
MonAlyssa Restaurant, 1635 Bay Avenue
Point Pleasant Library, 834 Beaver Dam Road
DeFelice, 2506 Route 88
WoodChuck's BBQ, 3009 Route 88
In Point Pleasant Beach:
Salon du Monde, 620 Arnold Avenue, Point Beach
The line-up of parade participants starts at 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank at 3223 Bridge Avenue, Point Pleasant (except for motorized floats which should line up at 11 a.m. at Cohocton).
Judging will take place in front of the viewing stand (that's new this year).
Chamber-designated judges will be wearing ribbons for identification. No other individuals will be participating in the judging process.
A registration number must be visible to the judges in order to be judged.
All participants who wish to be judged must pre-register at the line-up location at Wells Fargo between 10:45 and 11:15 a.m., if they have not already pre-registered in the days preceding the parade.
All winners will be awarded a trophy. All winners will be announced and awards presented immediately following the parade (at the end of the parade route) inside Community Park.
You must be present to receive trophies or prizes.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, contact Sylvia at Jersey Angel Productions at (732) 361-6339. Click here for contact information for the chamber.