Children of all ages participated in trick-or-treating and Halloween activities Thursday night in Columbia City and Churubusco. Pictured left, Colby Leatherman (aka Harry Potter) casts a spell on his younger brother, Evan, an astronaut. Post & Mail photos / Nicole Ott
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While some Indiana cities and towns chose to postpone trick-or-treating to Friday, Columbia Cityâ€™s and Churubuscoâ€™s Halloween festivities went on as scheduled Thursday.
Despite a threatening weather forecast, and some vocal citizens, the weather held off during trick-or-treating hours, and many said they were pleased with how the night turned out.
â€śIt was a tough decision. I know there was a lot of discussion about us not postponing it, but we still felt this was the right decision,â€ť Columbia City Councilman and Board of Works member Dan Weigold said.
The Post & Mailâ€™s Facebook page had more than 45 comments regarding the cityâ€™s decision â€” many were hoping trick-or-treating would be postponed.
Weigold said personnel played a large role in the cityâ€™s decision.
â€śWe had several extra officers and firefighters scheduled to help keep the streets safe,â€ť Weigold said. â€śIf we moved it to the next night, we couldnâ€™t get the proper manpower for the safety of our kids.â€ť
In the end, the forecastâ€™s bark was louder than its bite, as trick-or-treaters only experienced a light drizzle during Halloween hours.
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