Ludington postpones trick-or-treating until Friday; Scottville, PM, Hamlin, surrounding communities keep Thursday - see who's decided what - Ludington Daily News: Local

Ludington postpones trick-or-treating until Friday; Scottville, PM, Hamlin, surrounding communities keep Thursday - see who's decided what

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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:00 am | Updated: 2:54 pm, Thu Oct 31, 2013.

Ludington city officials decided Wednesday afternoon to change the city’s trick-or-treat date from tonight to Friday. The hours remain 6 to 8 p.m. 

Police Chief Mark Barnett said the reason for the change is the weather.

“We took a look at the weather forecast,” Barnett said, noting that some were concerned with the high winds and up to an inch of rain that was forecasted for Thursday night.

“We thought it might create a problem for kids trick-or-treating,” Barnett said. “The Friday forecast does have rain, but not as much, and the winds don’t seem to be as much of an issue, so it would be safer on Friday.”

The city did change trick-or-treating one other year in recent memory, 2004, when it landed on a Sunday and was Daylight Saving Time.

He said safety tips to keep in mind are:

• wear reflective clothing

• carry a flashlight

• have parents accompany kids

• make sure all candy is checked before consumption

Several other Ludington events made the move to Friday along with the city:

Friday

• St. John’s Lutheran Church Pumpkins in the Parking Lot event, Rowe Street, Ludington, is also postponed until 6 p.m. Friday evening.

• Calvary Baptist Church, Jebavy Drive, Ludington, has postponed its trunk or treat until 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

• Life Change Church has postponed its trunk-or-treat until 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

• Trinity Evangelical Free Church has postponed its trunk-or-treat until 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

• Oakview has postponed its trick-or-treating until 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Surrounding communities have kept their trick-or-treat date intact:

Today

• The City of Scottville is maintaining its trick-or-treating, 6 to 8 p.m. tonight.

• Pere Marquette Township is maintaining its trick-or-treating, 6-8 p.m. tonight.

• Amber Township is maintaining its trick-or-treating, 6-8 p.m. tonight.

• Hamlin Township is maintaining its trick-or-treating, 6-8 tonight.

• Scottville United Methodist Church is maintaining its trunk-or-treat, 6 to 8 p.m. tonight.

• Our Savior Lutheran Church, U.S. 10, Scottville, is maintaining its trunk-or-treat, 6 to 8 p.m. tonight.

• Cornerstone Baptist Church, Ludington, maintains its harvest party, 6 to 8 p.m. tonight.

• Manistee is maintaining its trick-or-treat hours, 6 to 8 p.m. tonight.

• Hart is maintaining its trick-or-treat hours, 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, and its parade at 1 p.m. downtown.

• Fountain is maintaining its trick-or-treat hours, 6 to 8 p.m. tonight

• Pentwater is maintaining its trick-or-treat hours, 5 to 8 p.m. tonight, with homemade doughnuts at the fire barn, too.

• Baldwin is maintaining its trick-or-treat hours, 5 to 8 p.m. today.

• Mason County Central’s party remains in place, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. tonight.

• The Custer VFW party remains in place, 5 to 8 p.m. tonight.

• The Ludington Optimist Club party at Foster Elementary School is still on for tonight as planned, 6 to 8 p.m. tonight.

• The Neigh Haven Stables Halloween party, 4716 N. Beaune Road, Hamlin Township, is still on at 6 to 9 p.m. tonight.

• The Free Soil Fire Station hands out candy from 6 to 8 tonight

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2 comments:

  • madmiks posted at 9:54 am on Fri, Nov 1, 2013.

    madmiks Posts: 1

    wussification of america, will Lord Barnett postpone Christmas Eve if there is a blizzard

     
  • lugnut posted at 6:41 pm on Wed, Oct 30, 2013.

    lugnut Posts: 17

    This works out just fine for me. You know what my costume is this year? I’m a procrastinator.[sleeping]