CRANFORD - Mayor Patrick Giblin announced at Tuesday's Cranford Township Committee Meeting that Halloween and Trick or Treating is a go for Cranford.
"I read today a couple towns are canceling Halloween, and I will say there's no way that's going to happen in Cranford," said Mayor Giblin with a slight laugh. "I know we are going to be safe and we're going to be responsible just like we were with Porchfest and some of these other events, so along those lines, we're going to have some guidance that both the Governor has issued and locally."
Some guidelines Governor Murphy announced for Halloween last week include wearing a mask while trick or treating (costume masks don't count), limiting trick or treat groups to current household members, limiting the number of houses on your route, and staying local to name a few.
The Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence announced a fundraiser to help you let Trick or Treaters know if you are or are not a Trick or Treat friendly house this year. For $15, you can purchase a double-sided yard sign that will either say, "Trick or Treaters Welcome" or "Sorry...Out of Treats." The deadline to order is October 20th, and signs will be delivered the week of October 24. The proceeds will help the Cranford Fund for Education Excellence supply local teachers with educational grants.
"We just need to be mindful to protect each other and protect the kids," added Mayor Giblin. "We're going to have some signage in place so if someone is not participating for whatever reason and not giving out candy, please respect that and please try to supervise your kids."