CRANBURY, NJ – Just in time for Halloween, the township's Lions Club and the Cranbury School PTO are once again inviting residents to the school Friday night, Oct. 23 for an evening of community fun and pumpkin carving.

Committeeman David Cook confirmed the date at a recent Township Committee meeting.

“It is the result of over 75 years of Halloween involvement with the Lions Club in Cranbury,” Cook said. “So, we're quite proud of it, but it's also ideal for young children – kindergarten through fifth grade for the most part show up – but we do get older persons and high schoolers as well.”

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According to the Cranbury School's website, the carving is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

While acknowledging the fun to be had, Committeeman Susan Goetz jokingly questioned the equation of sugar plus young children plus carving knives.

“It's an insane night,” she said. “You sugar these kids up and give them sharp things!”

According to its website, the Cranbury Lions Club is a member of the International Association of Lions Clubs and is made up of volunteers who perform various charitable community services.

Roughly 70 percent of all money raised through Cranbury Lions Club fund-raisers is distributed in Cranbury.

The Cranbury School is located at 23 North Main Street.