Weather prompts Fouts to propose moving Halloween
Posted October 31, 2012
Citing concerns about high winds from the remnants of Hurricane Sandy, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts has suggested moving Halloween from Wednesday Oct. 31 to Friday Nov. 2.
But “to avoid any confusion” about the longstanding American tradition held each year on the last day of October, the mayor later said either day would do.
Fouts stressed that he was not attempting to alter the beloved practice of trick-or-treating that has roots stretching back decades or longer.
“The date for trick-or-treating is not mandatory. It is an option I only suggested because of the weather forecast caused by Hurricane Sandy,” Fouts said in an official statement. “I was concerned about the safety of children because of high winds that were forecast.”
The mayor said he would be handing out treats at his home on both days.
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Staff Writer Brian Louwers covers the cities of Warren and Center Line. He has worked for C & G Newspapers since 1998 and is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In his free time, he participates in the Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program and conducts interviews with military veterans for the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.
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