Beggar’s Night to Remain on Thursday

Posted October 28, 2020 in Community Alert by Anna Subler

The City has been asked by numerous residents if we are rescheduling Beggar’s Night because of the projected weather.

The City will not be rescheduling or cancelling. The decision to participate in Beggar’s Night is up to individual parents. Rain or shine, trick or treat will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. This is consistent with actions being taken in other Central Ohio communities and with MORPC recommendations. 

Look, we get it. We’re parents, too, and we all know 2020 has pretty much been a horrible, awful, no good, very bad year. We’re not trying to be the Grinch that stole Halloween! 

There are several reasons rescheduling is unsafe and impractical. At this point, many residents would not get the new message that Beggar’s Night has be rescheduled, so drivers and homeowners would not be expecting kids running around town in the dark on the new date. This safety issue is greater when we consider the increased likelihood of impaired drivers on Saturday nights. 

So, if you want to trick or treat, bundle up yourself and your kids. Do it safely (check out these tips).

.) Or, be creative and find ways to safety celebrate Halloween with your neighbors, with neighborhood costume parades or backyard costume parties.