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Eatontown Fourth of July Parade Will Not Return This Year

EATONTOWN: After kicking the tires on the idea for the last few months, the Eatontown Council has decided not to bring the Fourth of July parade back to the borough this year.

Councilwoman Janice Kroposky said the "large volunteer base we were looking for has not surfaced to help bring the July 4 parade back."

Kroposky started a committee in September to look into the feasibility of bring the parade, once a staple in the borough, back for this summer but said public interest seemed limited.

Although the borough will not hold the parade this year, the idea will be explored again next year.

"Let's shoot for 2016," Councilman Richard Robinson said. "I think it would be a big stretch to put it together this year."

Kroposky suggested that even if the borough does not have a parade on July 4 next year, perhaps a smaller-scale event such as a block party with food trucks could be held.

Councilman Anthony Talerico agreed with the idea and said he felt it would be good for the borough.

"I would like to be in a town that has a couple different festivities each year," Talerico said.

The council also said it could also discuss the possibility of expanding its annual Eatontown Community Day instead of holding any type of July 4 event.

The Fourth of July parade has not been held since the nineties.

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