Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 30, 2012

Trick or treat still technically a go tonight for Princeton, but parents are asked to keep kids at home

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — City officials are advising residents not to take their children out trick-or-treating tonight in light of heavy snow falls.

Princeton Mayor Pat Wilson said the city is leaving the decision to the discretion of parents if they want their children to trick-or-treat, but said she does not feel conditions are safe for Halloween festivities.

“We have talked and there is no way of getting the word out to everyone this late,” Wilson said. “We are asking parents to use their discretion. It is my advice not to go. Our police department will have extra patrols out tonight, but we are asking people not to take their children out in this weather. At this late in the day, it was just too hard to get the word out to everyone.”

Wilson said there are no plans to reschedule trick-or-treating for Princeton residents.

“At this point, we have not discussed moving or postponing trick-or-treating,” she said. “We had to vote to set the time for trick-or-treating and we would have to have a special call meeting to postpone it, which we have not planned at this time.”