Monday, October 29, 2012

New Paltz Halloween Parade Postponement

Upon consensus of the EOC and the Lion's Club (the parade organizers), the Bakery, and the Youth Center, because of the storm, the toll on our emergency workers, and the time needed to clean post-storm, the New Paltz Halloween parade, the Night of 100 Pumpkins, and the Teen Scene Haunted House is tentatively postponed till Saturday, November 3rd. We strongly encourage residents to also postpone Trick or Treating, as well. We will revisit this decision later in the week, to make sure we can be ready and all is safe for Saturday. 

Hurricane Sandy heavy winds have already begun and are expected to continue through Wednesday, potentially causing considerable damage: lines down, power outages, debris filled roads, and road closings. Central Hudson and our local building and road crews cannot begin clean up until the high winds stop. These same crews from our fire, police, rescue squad, DPW, and highway departments who also staff and support our Halloween parade are expected to be working around the clock over at least the next couple of days.

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