LINCROFT, NJ – The Friends of the Monmouth County Park System in conjunction with theMonmouth County Park System, is pleased to announce that it is hosting the 9th Annual StrutYour Mutt Halloween Doggie Costume Parade, sponsored by Garden State Veterinary Specialists at Thompson Park in Lincroft, New Jersey on October 14, 2012. This event is part of the Thompson Park Day Fall Festival.

Parade times are 12 noon and 3pm with demonstrations featuring the K9 Unit from Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office. Other events include a doggie maze and numerous pet vendors. Parade registration is $10/dog in advance and $15/dog day of the event. Doggie Maze is $2/dog. All proceeds benefit The Friends of the Monmouth County Park System,Inc.

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“I am thrilled to be the chair of this year’s Strut Your Mutt Doggie Costume Parade. I love seeing the costumed dogs and owners each year. They are so creative with their costumes,”says Friends’ Board President Roberta Sheridan.

The Friends of the Parks is a 501 (c)(3) organization whose sole purpose is to assist the Monmouth County Park System and Recreation Commissioners in meeting the objectives and purposes of the Monmouth County Park System. This includes recreation, open space, historical preservation, conservation, cultural, horticultural, and educational facilities and programming. For more information, call the Friends of the Parks Office at (732) 975-9735 or e-mail Maria Wojciechowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..