Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 14, 2013

Oct. 31 to be official day for Halloween trick or treating in region

By ANNE ELGIN
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Many towns across the region will be sticking to the actual date, or Oct. 31, for Halloween trick or treat this year.

“We will be observing Halloween on Halloween,” Jim Ferguson, city manager of Bluefield, said.

Ferguson said the city is asking anyone who wants to participate in Halloween to keep their front porch light on.

Some towns celebrated Halloween on different days last year, causing confusion among residents, parents and trick or treaters.

The Princeton Times will also have trick or treating at their location on Thorn Street from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.

“We would like to invite any and all trick or treaters out for a free treat, harvest photoshoot, and child identification finger printing,” Tammie Toler, editor/general manager of the Princeton Times said.

Also, this year the community of Bluewell will be observing Halloween on the 31st, Skip Crane, vice president of the Bluewell Improvement Association, said.

“We would like to follow to what our surrounding towns are doing,” Crane said.

The Princeton Renaissance Project will also invite trick or treaters to Mercer Street beginning at 6 p.m. on Oct. 31. Local merchants along Mercer Street will be handing out candy that evening.

Halloween times across the region include:

• Bluefield, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Iaeger, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.

• Richlands, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

• Cedar Bluff, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Town of Tazewell, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

• Bluefield, Va., Oct. 31, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

• Pocahantas, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Bluewell, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

• Princeton, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

• Athens, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Bramwell, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m.

• Mercer County, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

• Princeton Times, Oct. 31, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

• Princeton Renaissance Project on Mercer    

  Street, Oct. 31, 6 p.m.