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Palmer Township Reschedules Trick-or-Treating

Palmer Township reschedules Halloween event for 2-4 p.m. Saturday after it was delayed by Hurricane Sandy.

Palmer Township residents better start buying some candy.

The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors Monday night rescheduled trick-or-treating for 2-4 p.m. Saturday after it was postponed by Hurricane Sandy.

Trick-or-treating was first scheduled for Halloween and then postponed to Saturday.

"We had a heck of a lot of issues," Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said, "with power lines and trees down and neighborhoods dark. There was a lot of talk about canceling. But I don't think we should."

Colver and his colleagues thought best that trick-or-treating should take place during the day since there are still trees and lines down and people without power, including Lincoln Terrace and Gateway.

There was talk about possibly having it from 3-5 p.m. and on Sunday, but supervisors ruled those out because it gets darker earlier these days and Sunday is a day when people attend family and personal events and professional football is on television.

"As much as we'd like to have it at night, we don't know if everyone will have power back," Colver said. "The last thing we need is one person getting hurt. So we're going to err on the side of caution."

"But next year, we'll have it on Halloween again," he said.

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