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COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ While some Indiana cities and towns chose to postpone trick-or-treating to Friday, Columbia City‚Äôs and Churubusco‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúIt 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,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Councilman and Board of Works member Dan Weigold said.
The Post & Mail‚Äôs Facebook page had more than 45 comments regarding the city‚Äôs decision ‚ÄĒ many were hoping trick-or-treating would be postponed.
Weigold said personnel played a large role in the city‚Äôs decision.
‚ÄúWe had several extra officers and firefighters scheduled to help keep the streets safe,‚ÄĚ Weigold said. ‚ÄúIf we moved it to the next night, we couldn‚Äôt get the proper manpower for the safety of our kids.‚ÄĚ
In the end, the forecast‚Äôs bark was louder than its bite, as trick-or-treaters only experienced a light drizzle during Halloween hours.
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