After twice being pushed back by Hurricane Sandy and its fallout, Springfield is finally getting a chance to celebrate Halloween.
At the Nov. 13 Township Committee meeting, officials announced that Halloween activities, including trick 'r' treating, will be observed on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Springfield residents were warned by officials and public safety professionals that due to widespread lack of power throughout town and with many roads rendered extremely hazardous by fallout from the storm, Halloween could not be observed on Oct. 31. Similar conditions prevented the back-up date, Nov. 5, from being usable either. This is the second year in a row weather delayed Halloween activities. In 2011, unexpected snowfall in October created unsafe conditions for the Holiday.
This year, several families and communities held their own impromptu celebrations.