Lexington sticking with Halloween trick-or-treat times

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - UPDATE: Lexington has changed the city's Trick-or-Treat times to Friday from 6pm - 8pm.
The city of Lexington is keeping their trick-or-treat times to Thursday night. Mayor Jim Gray's office tells us the city's hours will remain from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween night, barring extreme weather.

Gray encouraged family's to be cautious and weather-aware, saying, "There are many alternatives for indoor trick-or-treating. I'm asking our news media to publicize those alternatives so people who are concerned about weather can enjoy Halloween indoors."

Officials at Fayette Mall tell us they will follow with what the city decides about trick-or-treating. So for now, Fayette Mall will have trick-or-treating indoors with candy in nearly 100 store fronts.

"We expect to be extremely busy Halloween night because of the potential for severe weather so my suggestion would be to come early, and it is only while supplies last that we will have candy available," said Sarah Enlow, the marketing specialist at Fayette Mall.

Another indoor option is trunk-or-treat at Centerpointe Christian Church in Lexington. It's their second annual event, but this time the trunks are tables and it's indoors. They are scheduled for Halloween day from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. no matter what the city decides.

"Well, it's a great option because it's a safe environment, and it's really warm in here. No rain," said Amber Hazard, who is helping organize the event at Centerpointe. "We had about 1,500 kids come through last year."

Once again, for now trick-or-treating has not been postponed in Lexington. But city leaders tell us they are reassessing their decision and regrouping Thursday morning. Then they could decide to postpone if they feel the severe weather threat is high enough.

Micah Harris' weather forecast for Halloween to the bottom of this story, as well as trick-or-treat times for cities in the viewing area.

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