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Skull Riders Run Cancelled, Party Still On to Raise Money for Sick Township Child

Hurricane Sandy might've postponed the annual Skull Riders Halloween charity run, but the party will still go on this Saturday to help a South Brunswick child in need.

UPDATE: The South Brunswick Police Department has asked that the Halloween caravan not go on today as they feel the roads are still unsafe.  However, the Skull Riders are still having the party at the VFW on Henderson Road from 6-10 p.m. to raise money for a South Brunswick child with a serious illness.

There will be food, live music from "The Wayback Machine" and raffles. They are asking for a $15 donation at the door. Additional donations can still be sent to Wendy Nagy and made out to the "Skull Riders," 136 Deans Lane, Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852.


Halloween will be coming a week late to South Brunswick. 

The annual Skull Riders Halloween caravan through the township was cancelled by Hurricane Sandy, but the event is about much more than candy and costumes. It's about helping a South Brunswick child in need. So the event is back on for this Saturday.

The Skull Riders are a group of motorcycle enthusiasts from throughout the area who dress up in costumes and decorate their bikes, before taking a run through South Brunswick to give out candy to kids along their route throughout town.

Each year the registration fee participants pay for the Skull Riders is used to raise money for a family in need of assistance. This year's Skull Rider run will benefit a family from South Brunswick with a young child who was diagnosed with a tragic illness. Ray Fantel is just 4-years-old and has been diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  

“We just bought a conversion van so Ray can sit in his wheelchair (soon he will have a power wheelchair) and be locked in safely," said Ray's mother via release. "Now, we are in the process of building an addition on the house to serve as his bedroom, bathroom and therapy room. Ray is getting too big to safely carry up and down the stairs and our house is not set up properly for him. We are so excited about the addition because it will give Ray the space that he needs and the freedom to move where he wants in his power wheelchair. The proceeds from the Halloween Run will be used for the addition, so we cannot thank you enough for your help!”

The rescheduled Halloween run will take place on Saturday (Nov. 10) with registration starting at 5 p.m. at VFW Post 9111 at 11 Henderson Road. The event will include door prizes, food, and raffles. The bike run will begin at 6:30 p.m. The cost per rider is $20 and the cost per passenger is $10. 

An after party will be held at the VFW from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with live music, food, door prizes and a raffle. A $15 donation is required for the after party only.

If the riding conditions are poor, then the event will solely be held at the VFW to raise money for the Fantel family.

For more information contact Wendy Nagy at 732-821-5784 or at jwnagy@msn.com.

To donate to help the Fantel family contact Tracy Bell at 732-208-2148.


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