August 12, 2020
By Eric Englund
Barnegat Township officers introduced very last week that the yearly Pirate’s Day celebration scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, has been canceled owing to pandemic limits.
Co-sponsored by the recreation section and the Barnegat-Waretown Chamber of Commerce, the party features several distributors, craftspeople, live bands, pirate-themed amusement, children’s pursuits and much more.
“With in between 10, 000 and 12,000 people today coming into city, I assume the Condition Police would shut us down inside the 1st fifty percent hour,” said Township Committeeman Albert Bille, who is recreation office liaison, at the Aug. 4 committee conference. “I really do not think we have any preference but to cancel it.”
In addition, Bille reported the township will also have to cancel the remaining absolutely free concerts scheduled at the general public dock area.
“We could get numerous hundred individuals,” claimed Bille. “Again, I really don’t feel we have any choice in this subject.”
The other committee members agreed.
“It’s just been very aggravating with all the executive orders” from Gov. Murphy, stated Committeeman Alfonso Cirulli. “I’m not satisfied about it, but there’s absolutely nothing we can do about it.” —E.E.