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Reminder: Candlelight Night is ON Tonight

Head downtown between 6-9 p.m. tonight to enjoy some early holiday shopping and other festivities.

It's been a wild week, so you may have missed this, but the 36th annual Candlelight Night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight (Friday) on Main Street.

There was some question earlier in the week as to whether the Moorestown Business Association (MBA)-sponsored event would be cancelled or postponed, due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

However, MBA president Mark Morgan confirmed Wednesday the event—typically billed as the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season—would go off as usual Friday.

"After checking with township manager Scott Carew and Police Director Harry Johnson, they have both said that the Main Street area is safe, and that the police department would be available to staff the closing of Main Street. If they had said the area was not safe and/or that the police were still busy in other areas of town, then the event would have obviously been postponed," Morgan wrote in a statement. "It was mutually agreed by Scott and the MBA Board that, while some businesses may not be able to fully staff the event to the levels of past years, that everyone could use a night of fun and enjoyment that this event always bring to the residents and guests of Moorestown."

(To read the full text of Morgan's statement, visit the MBA website.)

In addition to the refreshments, food, entertainment and shopping that are the usual highlights of Candlelight Night, the Community House Front Room will be open at this year's event for local nonprofit groups to dispense information about their organizations.

If you take photos at Candlelight Night, upload them here to share with the rest of the community. Don't know how? Email rob.scott@patch.com with questions.

Elephant utr November 03, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Was it a little desperate with the democrats placing a kiddie wagon in the dark in the middle of main street handing out blue balloons? I saw the republican candidates as they were. But the democrats pushing balloons or political pieces in peoples faces was a bit weak.
Mark Hines November 03, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Why was it weak? The children were excited about the balloons and the glowsticks. We gave out 500 of the glowsticks, about 300 balloons and it added to a fun evening. We didn't force them on anyone and had the opportunity to talk to many, many people. Is there a problem with that?
Elephant utr November 03, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Just saying I saw the republican candidates for council, school board candidates and none of them were pushing any agenda or campaign. They all were there enjoying the evening, rather than campaigning. If the others thought it was a good idea, I'm sure they'd be doing it too. Rather, for the democrats to campaign and push campaign literature on people, I guess the democrats made the wrong choice at candlelight night. In fact, it does appear desperate and nit a good political strategy, not a class act.
Mark Hines November 03, 2012 at 02:12 PM
If smiling faces on children, and talking to friends and making new friends is "desperate", then we will take "desperate" any day. We found it a very fun evening.

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