By Frank Denzler Rushville Republican
---- — The local Halloween costume contest was held five days prior to Halloween and as a result of the threat of severe weather for Thursday and into Thursday evening, local officials announced shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday the decision to postponed trick or treating in Rushville until today. The community of Carthage has also delayed their event until today.
“Due to predictions for severe weather and excessive, potentially damaging winds for the duration of Halloween on Oct.31, the City of Rushville has elected to postpone trick-or-treat hours until Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.,” Rushville Chief of Police Crag Tucker said.
Tucker and city officials said the decision was made with the safety of are youngster in mind.
“This decision was made with the safety of those participating in trick-or-treat in mind. We hope this desire for the public’s safety outweighs any potential inconveniences it may create. We hope to see everyone in costume enjoying our neighborhoods on Friday,” Tucker said.
Youngsters are urged to wear bright colors and or reflective strips on their costumes. Residences participating in the sweet treat giveaways are asked to turn their porch lights on during the trick or treating hours as a means to indicated they are participating in the event.
It is further recommended that trick or treaters only go to homes in which they are familiar with the family, stay in groups and only cross streets at intersections.
Motorist are urged to use extra care as a result of additional children in the area.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106