Rain cancels trick-or-treating in Highland

News-DemocratOctober 31, 2013 

The City of Highland canceled Halloween trick-or-treating due to inclement weather predicted for Thursday evening.

The National Weather Service is predicting a 60 percent chance of showers Halloween night.

So Highland's trick-or-treating hours of 5 to 9 p.m. have been rescheduled for Friday evening, after a sunny day with a high of 62 degrees, as predicted.

In Edwardsville, the big Halloween parade plans to go on rain or shine, so parade-goers should dress appropriately, according to city officials.

If severe weather does require parade cancellation, the city of Edwardsville will post that information to Charter Cable Channel 993, the city's cable access channel.

In O'Fallon, rain locations for Safe Halloween Trick-or-Treating will be 6-8:30 p.m. at the Police Department and the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Departments at Firehouse #1, 106 E. Washington St. Candy, glow sticks, hot dogs and punch will be available for the children and parents. Central Elementary School, 309 Hartman Lane, will provide treats from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Shiloh Safe Stop rain location will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at Klucker Hall, 14 Park Drive.

Here are the times when you can expect ghosts and goblins at your door this Halloween:

Belleville -- 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Collinsville -- 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Columbia -- The Scare Square and Pumpkin Glow at Fountain Park will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Edwardsville -- Noon to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Fairview Heights -- 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Clair Square. No neighborhood restrictions.

Freeburg -- Until 9 p.m. Thursday.

Granite City -- 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Highland -- 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Maryville -- Dusk to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Mascoutah --6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Millstadt -- Through 10 p.m. Thursday.

New Baden -- 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

O'Fallon -- 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Swansea -- Through 9 p.m. Thursday.

Troy -- 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

If your community is postponing trick-or-treating hours due to inclement weather, contact reporter Maria Hasenstab at 618-239-2460 or mhasenstab@bnd.com.

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