New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown of Ventnor has been named grand marshal of the Ventnor Twilight Holiday Parade, which steps off 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.

Brown is a U.S. Army veteran who served from 1987 to 2009 in the Gulf War and Iraq. He is the recipient of a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge. He is currently a member of the Greater Absecon Island Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 215 in Ventnor, and was recently elected to the New Jersey Senate.

The parade will be held on Ventnor Avenue from Derby to New Haven Avenue. A block party will be held at the end of the parade route from 6-8 p.m. featuring inflatables, games, concessions, carriage rides, a stilt walker and Santa Claus.

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