Village Halloween Parade looking for money help

September 18, 2013 3:03:29 PM PDT
From one of the busiest streets to one of the spookiest, 6th Avenue plays host to the annual Village Halloween Parade.

"Where else in the world can you see all the different costumes? I love it," parade goer Michael Ramsey said.

But one of the biggest spectacles with garish costumes and ghoulish floats, the parade this year is again in jeopardy.

"It's critical actually. We really need to raise these funds to make this parade happen this year," parade producer Peter Criswell said.

Criswell says the only thing scary last year was Superstorm Sandy, which forced the cancellation of the parade causing heavy financial losses.

"We had to pay for all those ahead of time and we didn't have an opportunity to recoup any of that," he said.

And with no parade that means they couldn't take in any donations. That money is also lost

"Not having the opportunity to have them was a huge loss for us," Criswell explained.

Parade organizers are now hoping to raise 50-thousand dollars with a campaign.

"Support us in the next 30 days to make the parade work. We have a great Kickstarter page. It's a lot of fun. And it really explains what our situation is," Criswell said.

The money will fund security, insurance, materials and other fees.

"Sure it's worth it. Let people have their voice and see if they want it or not," Gisella Berger said.

"In a way the New York City parade is our carnival. New Orleans has Mardi Gras. We have Halloween," Ramsey saidf.

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