Weather forces Halloween event re-scheduling for some

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The weather may not be ideal on Halloween for superheroes and goblins to go door-to-door.

The forecast on the spooky holiday calls for a high chance of rain. Public officials are calling trick-or-treaters to take extra caution in light of possible bleak weather conditions. The weather has spurred a number of cancellations of outdoor Halloween, events including organized alternative trick-or-treating evening.

Below is a running tab of posts announcing postponed events or confirmations for trick-or-treating on Oct. 31.

Historic downtown Lexington trick-or-treating will be postponed until Friday, Nov. 1.

Trick or treating in downtown Buena Vista is rescheduled for Nov. 1, 4:30 – 6 p.m. The planned games and costume contest has been canceled.

Roanoke City released a statement, “Some communities in Virginia choose the date, time, and other restrictions associated with Halloween Trick or Treating; the City of Roanoke does not.”

Similar to Roanoke, the town of Christiansburg reminded residents that the town does not determine when families trick-or-treat. They offered colorful walking, driving and costume tips to keep the community safe.

The Christiansburg Farmer’s Market – Market After Dark– event on Hickok Street continues as scheduled.

Halloween trick-or-treating will be observed on Oct. 31 in Danville, regardless of weather, said Arnold Hendrix Danville spokesperson.

“This year, Halloween falls on a Thursday,” Hendrix said. “There has been no change this year.”

Historic Fincastle will continue to host their trick-or-treating event as scheduled at 6 p.m. on Oct. 31. According to the Facebook event post, “Trick or treaters are invited to assemble at the courthouse square at 6:00 PM to participate in the “community candy giveaway”. Parents are asked to bring one bag of unopened wrapped candy for each child who plans to participate. This candy will be collected, and then re-distributed by volunteers at various homes throughout town to assist with the cost of candy.”

The town of Glasgow posted their trunk or treat event is still on.

Downtown Blacksburg posted a message to confirm their Halloween plans on Oct. 31.

A New Castle Town Council member, C. Jordan Labiosa, created a Facebook poll to engage the community’s thoughts on postponing trick-or-treating to Friday.

As of 4:23 p.m., 32 out of 34 participants have voted to move trick-or-treating to Friday.

The Danville Parks and Recreation Department’s Market Monster Mash is rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 1., 5 – 8 pm.

Pulaski is moving its downtown Treat Trail and Jackson Park Trunk or Treat to Friday, Nov. 1, 3 – 7 p.m.

Vinton announced on Wednesday that downtown trick-or-treating is rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 4, 3 – 5:30 p.m.

In Salem, the Trunk or Treat at the Fellowship Community Church has been moved indoors.


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