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Indoor trick or treating to be offered on Halloween night

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Louisville, Ky. (WDRB) -- Because of the forecast, parents are scrambling to make plans for their trick or treaters on Halloween.

Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center are both hosting trick or treating on Halloween night and they're expecting big crowds because of the weather.

Instead of the typical trick or treating at your neighbor's house, on Thursday, many parents are thinking of moving the party indoors.

Dena Workman says her 1-year-old son Logan is excited about his dalmatian costume.  She says, We have small festival in our neighborhood, but with the rain, we're thinking about coming to the mall, to Oxmoor Mall."

Jacob Sappenfield, the Oxmoor Center General Manager, says, "Each year we have about 1000 trick or treaters between both malls. But given the inclement weather that's expected, we're anticipating a little bit more than that. But don't worry, the stores are prepared there is plenty of candy and treats for all the kids."

The malls have hosted trick or treating for the past 15 years. Organizers says it's a safe environment to get candy and treats too like stuffed toys, mini frisbees and other Halloween goodies.

Sappenfield says, "They can pick up a bag like this when they walk around the mall. We have about 60 stores participating between Oxmoor and Mall St. Matthews." He says if they see a Halloween sign that says Trick or Treat, they'll know that's a store that's participating.

Lyssa Harris, the Stride Rite Owner says, "We're expecting a lot of fun, a lot of kids. It's really fun to see kids in their costumes."

The Cabbage Patch Settlement House on South Sixth Street in Old Louisville is also hosting a Fall Festival indoors from 5 to 8pm. In addition to candy, the free event includes a bounce house, face painting, games and arts and crafts.

And Kentucky State Police Headquarters in Frankfort is expecting a large turnout. KSP says candy will handed out at 15 to 20 stops to those driving around the building.

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While some will just stay home if the weather is too bad, the Workman family says they'll still trick or treat.

Workman says, "I'm not going to cancel it. We'll come to the mall if we have to. I don't like tears."

Trick or treating at Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center runs from 5 to 7 Thursday night.

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