Jeffersonville mayor wants the city to celebrate Halloween on Thursday, October 30th
We all know when Halloween is, but Jeffersonville's mayor wants to change that. The mayor says kids should trick-or-treat on Thursday, October 30th. He's says the change is in the name of safety.
Parent Matthew Fleenor is among the parents who do not like the change. He says people will trick-or-treat when they want to anyway, and many children will still end up going out on Friday anyway.
This year, Mayor Tom Galligan is endorsing trick-or-treating city-wide to take place on Thursday, October 30th from 6 to 9 p.m., instead of Friday, October 31st.
But many parents don't want to have Halloween on a Thursday.
Larry Thomas, the communications director for the city of Jeffersonville, says the decision to go on Thursday was based on safety.
Thomas says on Fridays there are more DUI arrests. He says changing trick-or-treating to Thursday also eliminates the conflict in schedules with Friday high school football games. And he says the city is willing to deal with criticism of the move.
Anybody can still trick-or-treat downtown, though. That event is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 27th on Spring Street, between Market Street and Court Avenue.
And for some kids and parents, the change in schedule actually means two days of trick or-treating at homes, the 30th and the 31st.
The mayor will have to decide again next year about Halloween, because it falls on a Saturday.