|BG switches trick or treat to Sunday|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:54|
The City of Bowling Green has joined other communities in postponing trick-or-treating. Trick or treating will now be Sunday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. At about 11:45 this morning it posted the following statement on its Facebook page:
“Trick-or-Treat” night will be held on Sunday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Bowling Green.
Citizens handing out treats should indicate participation by turning on porch lights.
The City waited to make the decision as late as possible with hopes that strong weather would not materialize. However, after consulting with the Wood County Emergency Management Agency, the determination to postpone until Sunday was made in the interest of public safety.
Bowling Green Mayor Dick Edwards explained: “Several years ago, my predecessor attempted to change the trick-or-treat time in Bowling Green. What followed was a spirited community debate and the final conclusion that our community would set Trick-or-Treat night as October 31 from 6:30-8 p.m., rain or shine. This year, our definition of rain or shine has been challenged. Although forecast models vary, there is a potential for strong weather. Although we believe that participation in any event should ultimately be governed by parental discretion and judgment, the City does not want to encourage children to be out when high winds are predicted.”
“This is a situation,” the Mayor said, “where we feel that we can’t please everyone. However, in this case, we must consider public safety and that is why we’ve made the decision to move the designation to Sunday, November 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.”
|Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 12:45|
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