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Gloucester Township Says Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Is Not Canceled

Gloucester Township is not canceling Halloween despite rumors to the contrary.

The confusion may arise from the wording of a Township Council resolution from that was voted on at Monday night’s meeting.

“Township Council determines it would be in the best interest of the community and its residents to curtail or minimize the potential dangers of harm or injury to the children of the community by restricting and limiting such “Trick or Treat” activites in to to protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of children.



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The resolution calls for parents to make sure their child’s costume does not impair vision and to restrict their trick-or-treating to their immediate neighborhood and to check their child’s treats.

Many commenting on the story as reported by the Patch of Gloucetser Township took the message to mean that children should not trick or treat.

However, In a post on the township Facebook page, the Township posts that  all Halloween activities including trick-or-treating will take place on October 31 between 4 p.m.  and 7 p.m. “as they have been over the past 15 years.”

Gloucester Mayor David Mayer tells the South Jersey Times that the resolution is “more symbolic” and something the Council has passed for the past 15 years.

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