On behalf of The Borough of Westwood and all Westwood Emergency Services, Chief Michael R. Pontillo would like to report the final birthday drive by parade. This has been a positive and uplifting experience for all of the emergency services as well as many of the children in the community. We have enjoyed bringing smiles to the faces of children who may not fully understand why they could not have their own birthday party. These are trying and uncertain times, but all of the Westwood Emergency Services are here for the community.
As we return to some level of normalcy, we are seeing an increase in calls for service, vehicular traffic and changes in the allowances through the Executive Orders issued by the Governor. We hope and expect that Westwood will be the active and bustling center of commerce that it once was.
The last parade is scheduled for June 16th. As of this time, we are no longer taking additional requests but we will fulfill those requests that have been made already. We expect that with gatherings becoming allowed under certain conditions that kids would rather have a party with their friends that involve social distancing than a drive by emergency parade. If the Emergency Services get invited to stop by any of the parties, we may stop by if time and activity levels permit.
We would like to remind everyone to remain safe and healthy and we are here to work with our community to see those objectives through.