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Hackettstown to hold virtual Halloween costume parade

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The 7th Annual Hackettstown Halloween costume parade will go on this year but it’ll be virtual. Due to the pandemic and the need to keep everyone safe, we canceled our traditional Halloween parade, according to Hackettstown police.

Send a photo of your pets and children and then the photos will be put together by the Centenary University’s Vibe Tribe to make a virtual Halloween parade that will be posted on Saturday, Oct. 31, police said.

There will be a prize given out for the best costume for each of the following groups:

  • Infant to 3-years-old
  • 4-years-old to 6-years-old
  • 7-years-old to 10-years-old
  • Best Pet Costume (Any Age)

To be part of the virtual Halloween costume parade, email your photo by Oct. 28, 2020 and the following information to

  • First name(s) and age of those featured in the photo
  • Residing town
  • Phone number
  • Full name of a legal parent or guardian

“No late submissions will be accepted. By submitting the photo and information, you authorize the attached photo(s) to be included in a broadcast on the Hackettstown Police Department’s YouTube channel, website, social media pages and to be used by any other authorized person, group or organization,” police said.

The winners and the virtual parade will be posted on the police department’s social media pages on Oct 31. The winners will need to pick-up their prize at the Hackettstown Police Department, police said.

The virtual Halloween costume parade is sponsored by the Hackettstown Police Department, Hackettstown Business Improvement District, Atlantic Health System/Hackettstown Medical Center, Mars Wrigley, and Centenary University.

Anyone with questions should contact Sgt. Darren Tynan at 908-852-3302 or email

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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