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Village Halloween Parade to go on

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No one could be happier than the owner of the Village Party Store and other costume shops that the Village Halloween Parade is going forward.

Varun Penday said the shop really suffered when the 2012 parade was cancelled because of Superstorm Sandy. He said the parade drives at least 50 to 80 percent of the store's business.

The Village Halloween Parade has a long tradition and a reputation for the spooky and often outrageous disguises.

Superstorm Sandy forced parade organizers to cancel it for the first time. The nonprofit group said it lost a lot of money that had to be paid up front.

So the parade was in jeopardy of being cancelled again. So an online Kickstarter campaign was launched to raise money. It worked, and now the parade will go on.

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