GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - It looks like many children throughout central Kentucky will now have to wait an extra day to celebrate Halloween. Several communities, including Georgetown, have moved their trick or treat times in preparation for severe weather.
The city of Georgetown is one of several cities and towns that has moved their trick or treat time. It was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 31, but city officials have now moved trick or treating to Friday, November 1.
The decision comes as the threat of severe weather rolling through the area on Halloween becomes more of a reality. WKYT's meteorologists are predicting strong winds, rain and possible storms to move through the Bluegrass Thursday evening.
That's why Georgetown city officials say they made the decision to postpone trick or treat.
"If we make any mistakes we're going to error on the side of caution and safety. That's the case here. As I said, we want them to enjoy the full benefits of Halloween as we all know and have gone through. But here again, with the forecast being what it is with the wind gusts, I do not want our children out on the streets under those circumstances," says Everette Varney, Georgetown Mayor.
Trick or treating in Georgetown is now scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00 Friday evening.