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Lakehurst Elementary School Closed This Week; Borough's Trick or Treat Canceled

Warming center at fire department will be open through Sunday

Lakehurst Elementary School will not open until Monday, Nov. 12, Superintendent of Schools Jill Dobrowansky announced Friday.

"After speaking with the local authorities, the Lakehurst School District will remain closed throughout next week," she said in an email to Patch.

Student safety was a concern in reopening the downtown Lakehurst school, the superintendent has said. Electric wires are down and borough police on Friday warned that some less secure lines could fall if wind picks up, according to police.

"I need to ensure that our students can safely get to school since we are a walking district," Dobrowansky said Thursday.

Anyone who sees a downed wire in Lakehurst is asked to call the police department at 732-657-7811.

Manchester school officials have not made a determination if students will return to class next week, though power has been restored to nearly all buildings.

With power still out for some Lakehurst residents, trick or treat in the borough this year has been canceled. 

Mayor Harry Robbins made the decision to cancel because of the "numerous" power outages, Borough Clerk Bernadette Dugan said Friday afternoon. 

The warming station hosted by the Lakehurst Volunteer Fire Company at the Proving Ground Road emergency services complex will continue through Sunday, Dugan said. The facility is open to borough residents from 6 to 9 p.m. to recharge cell phones, take a warm shower and have a cup of coffee.

Tracy3175 November 04, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Ocean county mall is having trick or treating on the 5th, that is safer then the streets. Although I wish Manchester would cancel Halloween as well as tell us ASAP about school being open or closed.
Sharon November 04, 2012 at 02:21 AM
School is untill 5. The mall would be great, but it ends at 6pm. School is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We are off Thursday and Friday, evan though they cancelled the convention. Sucks!
WonderMom November 04, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Most kids dont even trick or treat in lakehurst they go to the surrounding townships!
Jersey mommy November 04, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Ha, that's hilarious! I personally live in lakehurst & run out of candy every year before the nights end & I depend about $75 in candy!!! Actually my parents live in a nice HUGE development in brick & we get mor trick or treaters than them!!! I live on the opposite side of the lake so don't know if that makes a difference?? I'm very disappointed that LKHRST didn't reschedule something-anything for the lil ones...even a holiday festival at the firehouse would've been nice :(
Jersey mommy November 04, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Your absolutely right but on the same note kids have been "cooped up" inside all day b/c of the "dangerous" conditions-right!? So with that being said a festival at the firehouse would a. Get this tragic event & "adult stress" off their minds for a little while and b. get them out of the house! Trick or treating is not about the candy it's about the tradition and the fun it brings! Its a day the kids look forward to, dressing up and going house to house for the candy! We were fortunate that our town only suffered from disabled utilities so while educated our children on the tragic events that cancelled this holiday we should also let the know that life goes on after tragedy. I'm sorry if I sound callous I'm not intending to I just simply think that the children deserve a little happiness if we our capable of providing it!! :)

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