“The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee is proud to be celebrating our 30th Anniversary this year. As we celebrate our Italian Heritage and Culture this October, we will also be recognizing essential workers. Over the last year and a half essential workers put themselves on the line each and every day taking care of our needs during the pandemic. The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee would like to honor them during this year’s parade and festival for all of their efforts on behalf the public. We hope to add additional floats and have essential workers on those floats so that they can be recognized accordingly for all of their efforts over the last year and a half. We are also hoping to add signage to the floats to recognize and honor these workers. For those essential workers who are participating as walkers in the parade we hope to add banners in front of them.
If you feel the way we do about these very special people and would like to sponsor a float in this year’s parade, please call us at (732) 477-6507. We can then discuss your participation and also ways that you might like to honor these essential workers during this year’s celebration. The deadline for this type of Sponsorship is no later than September 1st, so please do not delay.” – Michael Blandina : Parade Chairman