Fayette County

Lexington moves trick or treating to Friday

Librarian Heather Wingfield, left, handed out candy to trick or treaters, Ava Chase, age 2, left, Harper DeMarcus, age 2, and Ed DeMarcus, age 1, held by his mother Heather DeMarcus during Boo Bash at the Beaumont Branch of the Lexington Public Library in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 30, 2013. The indoor event had a trick or treat parade and activities and snacks for children 0-6. Rainy weather is expected during trick or treating hours on Halloween night.  Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff
Librarian Heather Wingfield, left, handed out candy to trick or treaters, Ava Chase, age 2, left, Harper DeMarcus, age 2, and Ed DeMarcus, age 1, held by his mother Heather DeMarcus during Boo Bash at the Beaumont Branch of the Lexington Public Library in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 30, 2013. The indoor event had a trick or treat parade and activities and snacks for children 0-6. Rainy weather is expected during trick or treating hours on Halloween night. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader

Faced with a stormy forecast that had not improved, the city of Lexington on Thursday moved trick or treating to Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The city joined several other Central Kentucky communities that had already moved their trick or treating times.

In a statement, Mayor Jim Gray said: "We all enjoy the Halloween tradition and hate changing it, but the latest forecast has gotten worse with heavy rain and 40-50 mile per hour wind gusts, and that's just too risky for our kids safety. So we are adjusting Lexington's outdoor trick or treat to Friday night at 6-8p. The good news is, and this is important, for families who can't change their plans, there are several opportunities for indoor trick or treating tonight. So, tonight, kids can visit Fayette Mall, the Lyric Theater or the Kentucky Horse Park to show off costumes and enjoy some candy. "

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