SPARKS RAIN ON RUMSON’S PARADE

Buried in today’s Asbury Park Press account of Rumson’s centennial parade Saturday is word of a bizarre accident that injured a spectator.

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From the story:

At approximately 2 p.m. near the parade’s end at Victory Park, a streamer shot from one of the vehicles in the parade was blown into a primary power line. After being struck by the streamer, [Fire Chief James] Fenn said, the power line shorted, and “sparks rained down on spectators.” One person was taken from the scene in an ambulance with minor injuries, but Fenn did not have any further information about the person.

Mayor John Ekdahl referred to the incident as “unfortunate,” but said that “it didn’t mar the parade,” the Press reported.

Well, not for him, at least.

Anybody know what “streamers” are in this context?

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