To the editor:
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Popularity has killed Flemings Pumpkin Run.
Contrary to what some people may think, Egg Harbor Township government did not shut down the Pumpkin Run. Our Police Department made some recommendations that would improve traffic and safety, as they do every year. That is the only contact Egg Harbor Township government has had with the Pumpkin Run event this year.
Every year our Clerk’s Office has issued them a special permit to hold the Pumpkin Run, the same as we do with all of our other special events held in town.
This year, the owner stated that his location has outgrown the event and never requested a permit. I have stated publicly that “I think it's a great event," and I'm willing to meet with anyone who would like to try to save it.
To this date, no one has reached out to me.
James J. McCullough
Egg Harbor Township