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[UPDATE] Notice from Gloucester Twp. on Halloween

A decision on whether to postpone Wednesday's scheduled trick-or-treating activities will be made later today after damage and risk are assessed.

UPDATE, 12:40 p.m. 10/31: Gloucester Township trick-or-treating has again been rescheduled, this time to Monday, Nov. 5, from 3 to 7 p.m., due to Gov. Chris Christie's executive order.


UPDATE, 1:54 p.m. 10/30: Gloucester Township trick-or-treating has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m.


UPDATE, 1:13 p.m. 10/30: Trick-or-treating in Gloucester Township, scheduled for Wednesday, has been postponed in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, aka the "Frankenstorm."

A make-up date has not yet been announced, but the township notes trick-or-treating activities will be held later this week.


Gloucester Township issued the following statement regarding Halloween trick-or-treating in the wake of Superstorm Sandy on the township Facebook page:

Mayor David Mayer is awaiting direction from state officials and the governor regarding an Executive Order or decision regarding Halloween trick-or-treating activities. Once a decision is made, information will be posted to the Gloucester Township website and on our social media sites. Thanks.

Do not call the police department. If you have any comments or questions about trick-or-treating, send an email to the township at glotwp@glotwp.com.

kathie jorgensen October 30, 2012 at 06:41 PM
What about all the kids who have football games friday night and have to be at the high schools @ 430 thru 930 pm....why not make it saturday?
mr October 30, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Public school kids (elementary) are still in school at 3:00 p.m.
GTWatchdawg October 30, 2012 at 08:23 PM
I agree on the postponement, but why not just make it Saturday, where folks won't have to cut their work day short or rush home from work. Just a thought.
Mr Chance October 30, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Does anyone know if the Township schools still plan to do activities tomorrow? The parents that are coming in have taken off work tomorrow if it turns out that they are not doing it then that needs to be announced ASAP!
Sean McCullen (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 09:21 PM
I can only speak to Erial Elementary, as that is the school where we planned on photographing the students' Halloween parade, and it has been moved to Friday afternoon.
Charlene Barth October 30, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Thank you for all your hard work keeping us safe during the storm. Clearing the storm drains was a huge help.
Mr Chance October 30, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Union Valley and Lilley will do Halloween activities as planned tomorrow, Erial has postponed till Friday. I do not have any information on any othey township schools, sorry.
Michelle Wolfson October 31, 2012 at 05:28 AM
As far as I know, Chews and Loring Flemming will be holding their planned Halloween activities tomorrow- at least my kids teachers will be. I have to agree that Saturday would have been optimal. There are a lot of youth sports and activities on a Friday evening. Many parents will have to choose between letting their kids go trick-or-treating or honoring their sports and activities commitments.
Michelle Wolfson October 31, 2012 at 05:33 AM
I assume that the younger kids can trick or treat as early as 3:00. The times (even on regular Halloween years) are difficult. Curfew being at 7 when some parents don't even get home from work until 5 or 6 makes for a very tight schedule on Halloween night. A lot of houses are not ready to give out candy at 3 in the afternoon, or even 4 for that matter. I have always thought 4-8 or even 5-8 would be better trick or treating hours.


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