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Poll: Ongoing Results Show Majority In Favor of July 4th Parade

EATONTOWN: Should Eatontown resurrect its Fourth Of July parade? The township wants to know now. An online survey currently has 66 votes on the matter, with a majority favoring the idea.

The committee to discuss the parade next also meets Wednesday, November 19 at 7 p.m. in the municipal hall. The public is invited.

"Eatontown Friends. If Eatontown would have a 4th of July parade next year, would you come out and watch?" asks the one-question survey, available online here.

Currently, 89 percent of respondents said they would come.

The poll went up in late October. Councilwoman Janice Kroposky, also the chairwoman of the Pride in Eatontown committee, said previously she'd like to gauge the interest in the parade through February.

"After hearing some discussion among residents about the interest in resurrecting the old town tradition of a Fourth of July parade, I would like council's permission to spearhead a committee to look into the possibility of organizing such an event for 2015," Councilwoman Janice Kroposky said during the Sept. 24 Eatontown Council meeting.

Kroposky said she was looking for residents interested in helping out to assist her on the committee.

She said she would gauge the committee's progress by February to see if it will be feasible to bring the parade back to the borough. If the parade is still a viable idea at that point, the committee will continue, if not, it will be dissolved.

Marching bands, veterans groups, civic groups and emergency personnel paraded on the fourth of July, but the parade has not been held since the 1990s.

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