The City of Charleston has confirmed that Trick or Treat is still on for tonight in the city. The event was originally scheduled for Tuesday but had to be postponed because of snow, wind and power outages.
Here is a news release issued by the city this afternoon:
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -The City of Charleston will hold its official Trick or Treat this evening (Thursday) from 6 to 8 p.m.Recognizing the challenges related to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones urged parents and adults accompanying children to use common sense in deciding whether to participate and, if so, where to go.
The Mayor's statement follows:"I encourage everyone - especially responsible adults - to be aware of neighborhoods with power outages and only allow your children to Trick or Treat in areas you feel are safe. If you do not feel it is safe to go out tonight, then please do not let your children participate. It is not our desire to deprive children of this fun evening, and yet we recognize that people in each neighborhood can - and should - decide if they feel it is safe for the children to be out in their community. As one parent in a neighborhood without power, I've decided that my children will not be Trick or Treating. Yet I also recognize that other neighborhoods will be safe locations where children will be able to enjoy the evening."