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HALLOWEEN: No changes to trick-or-treating

October 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Despite the potential for questionable weather during Thursday night’s trick-or-treating, officials have decided to continue with Halloween as scheduled.

“Due to man power already being scheduled and other organizations that have planned events for Thursday, trick-or-treat will still be on Halloween,” the City of Columbia City stated in a press release today.

According to forecasters, thunderstorms with high winds are expected to hit the area Thursday evening, including 1 to 3 inches of rainfall.

“From what I understand, it’s supposed to rain through Saturday,” said South Whitley Town Councilman Bill Boggs. “What option do we have — push it to next week? Delaying trick-or-treating takes the thrill out of it for the kids.”

Many surrounding areas have made the same decision, including Churubusco, South Whitley, and the city of Fort Wayne.

Some Indiana cities, including Fishers, Muncie, Brownsburg, Avon and Plainfield have changed their Halloween festivities to Friday.

Columbia City’s and South Whitley’s trick-or-treating are slated for 6 to 8 p.m, and Churubusco is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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