Westfield Celebrates Halloween in November
Saturday, November 17, 2012 • 4:04pm
WESTFIELD, NJ—Westfield families got a second chance today to celebrate the Halloween that almost never was, thanks to Mayor Andy Skibitsky’s recommendation that trick-or-treating be rescheduled due to Sandy.
The 17-day postponement didn't dampen the spirit of the Pardes family, who live on the south side of Westfield. Five-year-old Jake and little brother Dylan couldn't wait to get their shoes on after dressing up as their favorite superheroes.
“I feel tough and strong when I put on my Captain America suit,” said Jake. When asked how he’d feel if Halloween was canceled, he said “I would feel sad because I like to get candy.”
Brother Dylan chimed in to say he loves the day “cause we trick-or-treat and eat candy."
Not all families took advantage of the opportunity. Some had other plans for the afternoon, and some simply felt that it had been too long since October 31.
But for Julia Murphy, age 7, and her little brother Owen, also of the south side, it was important that they had the opportunity to dress up—as a witch and Luke Skywalker—and go from house to house.
Julia told TAP that if Halloween had not been rescheduled, “I would cry until I die.”