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Trick-or-Treating Set for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17

Dust off those costumes!

Though technically it'll be closer to Thanksgiving than Halloween, trick-or-treating has been scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

In his latest update, issued Friday, Nov. 9, Mayor Andy Skibitsky provided the following information regarding the holiday:

"As you know, Halloween trick or treating was postponed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy due to safety concerns. Many parents have expressed their (and their children’s) desire to reschedule Halloween. Others have reported that they have already conducted a “mini” trick or treat event on their own block. Still, others have reported that they have already consumed their supply of candy during the very trying days after the hurricane!

"In order to give those who have not “trick or treated” an opportunity to do so, I am recommending that the adult residents of each neighborhood block decide amongst themselves whether to conduct Halloween trick or treat activities on Saturday, November 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. I understand that some residents may no longer have a supply of candy on hand and may not wish to participate.

"However, neighbors can address this on a block-by-block basis. I also recommend that children be supervised if your block chooses to participate and that all activities happen during daylight hours.

"Thank you for your patience and I hope the children have an opportunity to participate and enjoy trick or treating!"

Time For Change November 11, 2012 at 04:09 PM
How can we 'celebrate' anything knowing that people in our town and across NJ, NY and CT are without the comforts of home, and in some cases no home at all?
NJD November 11, 2012 at 06:59 PM
I would humbly suggest that instead of trick-or-treating, and since most kids understand that Halloween has passed and would like to do something to help victims of the Hurricane, we do a town-wide "trick-or-treat" drive and see which ward can collect the most supplies or money for hurricane victims, then deliver them to the areas hardest hit.
Alaska November 11, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Thank god the over privileged kids of Westfield can get to trick or treat two weeks later. This is a great life lesson for are kids. I'll tell u my kids already understand and they will not be out. My kids also don't keep trophys for losing.
ML November 12, 2012 at 05:34 PM
it's spelled trophies (fyi)

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