MADISON, NJ - The snow outside may have brought the annual Madison Halloween Parade to a halt, but the Magic Show portion of the day went off as smoothly as a rabbit coming out of a hat.

The annual event, held Saturday in the gymnasium at Madison Junior School, is sponsored by the Madison Chamber of Commerce. 

"Traditionally children dressed in their Halloween costumes parade through the downtown business district," said Frank Iannarone, Chamber chairman and owner of Madison Pharmacy. "After the parade they visit designated businesses to get candy and participate in the magic show. We had to cancel the parade because of the weather but at least we were able to present the magic show indoors. Despite the storm we still got a good turn out of kids."

Adults and children were entertained by magician Joe Fischer of Nutley. Fischer, who has been a professional entertainer since 1984, kept the audience's attention with a steady flow of interactive comedy skits and illusions. Trick-or-treaters were treated to candy at the magic show and hot coffee and donuts were also available courtesy of the Chamber.