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TAUNTS, TRICKS & TREATS: Weather holds off for successful Halloween

November 1, 2013

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 — While some Indiana cities and towns chose to postpone trick-or-treating to Friday, Columbia City’s and Churubusco’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.

“It 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,” Columbia City Councilman and Board of Works member Dan Weigold said.

The Post & Mail’s Facebook page had more than 45 comments regarding the city’s decision — many were hoping trick-or-treating would be postponed.

Weigold said personnel played a large role in the city’s decision.

“We had several extra officers and firefighters scheduled to help keep the streets safe,” Weigold said. “If we moved it to the next night, we couldn’t get the proper manpower for the safety of our kids.”

In the end, the forecast’s bark was louder than its bite, as trick-or-treaters only experienced a light drizzle during Halloween hours.

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