After originally announcing there would be no change to Halloween trick-or-treating activities, local officials decided Wednesday afternoon to postpone the “official” hours to Friday because of the weather forecast.
Frankfort is one of numerous communities to delay trick-or-treating one day, joining other nearby cities such as Lexington, Danville, Georgetown and Lawrenceburg.
Youngsters should plan to trick-or-treat Friday from 6-8 p.m. in both the city and county.
The National Weather Service is calling for 100 percent chance of rain tonight (Thursday), with possible heavy rain amounts locally of 1 to 2 inches. Winds are expected near 20 mph, with gusts of 38-40 mph.
Frankfort Police ask that children over the age of 12 not wear a mask.
Other scheduling items of note:
>North Benson Baptist Church Trunk or Treat will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, 4845 Devils Hollow Road
>Hillcrest Baptist Church Trunk or Treat will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, 684 Devils Hollow Road
>Kentucky State Police Safe Trick or Treat will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, 919 Versailles Road
>Frankfort Police Operation Safe Treat will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, 300 W. Second St.
Police offer these safety suggestions for parents:
- Escort your children, or have an older sibling accompany them.
- Trick-or-treat only in those neighborhoods with which you are familiar.
- Avoid costumes and masks that impair vision or make it difficult for children to walk.
- Wear bright-colored costumes that can be more easily seen by motorists or add strips of reflective tape if out after dark.
- Children or accompanying adults should carry flashlights after dark and be instructed to cross streets only at intersections.
- Houses without an outside light on should not be approached by trick-or-treaters.
- Children should not eat any treats until they have been inspected by an adult.
Parents who are concerned about the possibility that their children may receive tainted treats might consider organizing a Halloween party in their homes, churches or schools rather than trick-or-treating door-to-door.
Motorists should be aware that children will be out that evening and may run from behind parked vehicles or other obstacles. Children do not always use caution when trick-or-treating, so drivers should be especially alert.