Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Moved To Saturday in Mahwah
Halloween parade is canceled; Holiday is canceled by Governor's executive order
In line with Gov. Chris Christie’s executive order, Mahwah has canceled Halloween.
The township is tentatively hosting a trunk-or-treat at town hall Saturday from 4 – 6 p.m. Officials say the event will go on as long as conditions in the township Saturday permit it.
Anyone wishing to have a trunk of candy at the event must arrive by 3:45 p.m.
In light of the downed trees, debris and massive power outages Hurricane Sandy left in her wake, the annual Halloween Parade in Mahwah, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, has also been canceled, Rec Commission member Harry Williams said Tuesday.
Gov. Chris Christie issued an executive order declaring that no New Jersey town can hold trick-or-treating on Wednesday.
State officials are suggesting towns move celebrations to Monday, though municipalities are permitted to host events on other dates.
This is the second year in a row that Halloween in Mahwah has been impacted by severe weather events. Last year, the October snowstorm stopped some residents from attending the parade, and prompted others to organize a trunk-or-treat.