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.
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