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Danville changes Halloween celebration, trick-or-treat date due to Hurricane Sandy

October 29, 2012

City Manager Ron Scott announced today that Danville’s official hours of celebrating Halloween would be changed, due to the expected impact of Hurricane Sandy on Danville Tuesday night.

“The safety of our children was the main factor in moving the Halloween celebration from Tuesday, October 30 to Wednesday, October 31”, Scott said in a written press release.  “On Tuesday afternoon it will be raining with winds blowing a steady 23-25 MPH, with gusts over 45 MPH.  With the wind chill, the effective temperature will be below 30 degrees.  Visibility will be impaired by the conditions, to the point it will be hazardous to be out, either walking or driving. It will be safer to reschedule Halloween for Wednesday, October 31, when conditions will be much improved.”

Danville’s Halloween Celebration will be moved from Tuesday, October 30 to Wednesday October 31…which is Halloween.  The new City-wide trick or treat hours will be from 6-8 pm throughout the City; Trick or Treat on Main Street will be from 5:30 -7:00 pm October 31.

Scott noted the decision to change the Halloween hours was made after discussions with Police Chief Tony Gray, Fire Chief Woody Ball, and Heart of Danville Interim Director Brenda Willoughby.  For additional information, please contact those individuals at the Police Department, Fire Department, or the Heart of Danville.

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