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UPDATE 8:15PM 

Attention Audubon Residents! Halloween Trick or Treating will be Friday, November 2nd from 3:00pm to 7:00pm

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UPDATE 2:51PM

Winslow Township Trick or Treat hours are rescheduled - Halloween Trick or Treat hours in Winslow Township are hereby rescheduled to 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2012. The Mayor and Township Committee stress that the usual precautions by parents and children should be taken. The Governing Body has requested the Police Department to be on special alert due to concerns about seasonal mischief. In addition, everyone should be aware of the special curfew established by Ordinance. Curfew is set at 8:00 pm on the evenings of October 30th and October 31st for those under 18 years of age. 

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Attention Gloucester Township Resident:  Due to the impending weather forecast and the ongoing cleanup of potential hazards, Gloucester Township Officials have postponed Trick or Treat activities to Friday, November 2 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  

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Haddon Township Halloween & Downed Trees Update: 
  • The Westmont Halloween Parade has been canceled for 2012!
  • Halloween Trick or Treating hours will be this Saturday, Nov. 3rd from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm!
  • DPW is aware of several downed trees and power lines.  The Department is awaiting authorization from PSE&G to begin clean-up efforts.  Residents are asked to please be patient and to stay away from downed lines and assume that they are live!
  • There are still many homes in the area without power.  
For more information please go towww.haddontwp.com

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ATTENTION COLLINGSWOOD RESIDENTS – A MESSAGE From Mayor Maley

Because of the danger of downed wires and the ongoing clean-up, we do not believe it safe to allow trick or treating Wednesday. So, to be mindful of the clean-up effort, trick or treating in Collingswood will be Saturday, November 3 from noon to 4pm. We hope this allows for a ghouly, but safe, time for our kids. 

We were lucky, but there are problems. We did not have major flooding but we do have some major wind damage. Besides the tree debris everywhere, there are major trees down and numerous wires down all through town. Please stay away from any wires. We have tried to tape around these areas but winds can continue to move the wires. We are checking regularly but you must stay away. The tape means you should stay out, not the other guy! 

Please share updated trick-or-treating info with friends and neighbors.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.
 
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Gloucester City Administrator Jack Lipsett said today that Gloucester City Will Celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, October 31 as scheduled, between the hours of 4PM and 7PM.
The Palmyra Halloween Parade scheduled for Tuesday, October 30th has been postponed until Thursday, November 1st. Same time, same place. Check online for updates atpalmyrahalloweenparade.com
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The following towns are holding Trick or Treating on Friday: Cherry Hill and Audubon from 3 to 7 p.m.

Other towns have kept to the Saturday trick-or-treating plans, including Haddon Township (3-7 p.m.), Haddon Heights (1-5 p.m.) Westville (3PM to 8PM)

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS-The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Sheriff and the Burlington County Health Department offer tips for a safe Halloween. 

 The Burlington County Health Department recommends the following precautions for parents:

  • Never allow children to eat candy until it has been inspected by parents or caregivers. Eat only treats in original and unopened wrappers.
  • When trick-or-treating at night, children should use a flashlight or glow stick to light the way and allow them to be seen in the dark.
  • Trick-or-treaters should wear brightly colored costumes made of flame resistant materials.
  • Remove Jack-O-Lanterns with lit candles inside them from doorsteps.  Candles can be easily knocked over by children and pets.
  • Liquid from a broken glow stick is usually non-toxic, but if your child ingests it, call the poison experts if you are unsure or have any questions.
  • Wash hands or use a hand sanitizer after trick or treating, petting animals or picking pumpkins and apples.
  • Use non-toxic face paint or make-up as an alternative to wearing a mask. 
  • Beware of peanuts or peanut oil in candies, for those with allergies.
  • Be mindful of pets.  Treats such as chocolate can be poisonous to dogs or cats.
  • Make sure any items that can cause choking, such as hard candy, are given to children of an appropriate age to avoid choking.

 

In addition to these precautions, the NJ Poison Information and Education System reminds parents, grandparents and other child care providers that poisonings often occur when children mistake pills for candy.

If a Halloween treat may have been poisoned, or if it has been eaten and it tastes funny or a child feels sick, caregivers should call the Poison Control Center immediately at 1-800-222-1222.

The Health Department also offers parents the following suggestions to encourage more nutritious holiday snacking:

  • Discuss in advance how Halloween candy will be stored and how quickly it will be eaten
  • Make sure that children eat a satisfying meal before Halloween festivities begin, and keep nutritious snacks (like apples or carrot sticks) available for them
  • Choose more healthful treats, such as individually-wrapped packages of dried fruits, and lower-fat treats such as individually-wrapped packages of pretzels, ginger snaps, graham crackers and vanilla wafers
  • Organize activities at home or school where there is more control over the types of snacks available

 County Sheriff Jean Stanfield, who chairs the Traffic Safety Task Force, also urged parents to talk to their children about preventive measures they can take to ensure a safe experience. “We urge motorists and trick-or-treaters to exercise caution,’’ she said.

Some recommendations for trick-or-treaters are:

  • Trick-or-treat in groups and obey curfew laws
  • Only go to homes with which you are familiar
  • Never go INTO a home
  • Don’t tell anyone your full name or address
  • Carry a flashlight and, if available a watch and cell phone
  • Plan in advance your route, and communicate any changes to your parents

 

Trick-or-treaters should avoid all open flames, whether it is part of the costume or not. Candles, lighters, bonfires and fireplaces could ignite a costume and cause serious injury.

The sheriff also advised that if candy appears to have been tampered with, local police should be contacted. Parents can visit www.CandyUSA.org for information regarding possible tampering with candy or similar products.

 


 

 

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