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Horsham Postpones Trick or Treat

Horsham Township reschedules its trick-or-treating activities for Nov. 3.

With 70 percent of Horsham still without power and 10 roads closed due to fallen trees and downed wires, the township has postponed trick-or-treating until Saturday. 

The township had previously said since it does not designate a date or time for Halloween festivities it would not reschedule, but, by 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the township had apparently changed its mind. 

As of 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 7,577 residents were still without power, which is 70 percent of the township, according to an article posted on the township's Web site. Also, 10 roads remain closed due to fallen trees and down wires. Seven of the 10 roads are in residential neighborhoods. In addition, street lights are out and several traffic signal intersections are out.

Due to public safety concerns as well as the concerns expressed by many residents, Horsham Township is asking residents/families throughout the community to please postpone trick-or-treating until Nov. 3. Township Manager Bill Walker said the township opted to not set a time for trick-or-treating.

The township cautions all parents and children to avoid any road, street or sidewalk hazards or any other storm debris and/or damage.

The Horsham Police Department will not be distributing candy bars in the neighborhoods from the police vehicles this year.

Tonya October 31, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Is hatboro considered part of horsham township?
Michael Cz October 31, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Glad to hear the official word is out, I was hearing it was going to be on Friday until now. Also, I would be in favor of Halloween being moved to a weekend night every year.
Becki Garner October 31, 2012 at 05:18 PM
What about Hatboro?
Theresa Katalinas (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Tonya, No, Hatboro is a separate community. It doesn't appear Hatboro is rescheduling: http://horsham.patch.com/articles/will-hurricane-sandy-ruin-halloween
Theresa Katalinas (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Becki, It doesn't appear Hatboro is rescheduling: http://horsham.patch.com/articles/will-hurricane-sandy-ruin-halloween
Theresa Katalinas (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 05:35 PM
I just received this from Hatboro: While the government does not set the date of Halloween, today, October 31st, is the traditional day of the annual celebration. The Borough has received inquiries concerning whether or not there will be trick-or-treating tonight in the borough. In the wake of the recent storm, Hatboro emergency management officials have discussed Halloween and believe that parents should decide whether their children should go out this evening. Borough streets are open, with the current exceptions of Windover Road and Broad Street. Broad Street has a low hanging wire, but this may be corrected by this evening. As in every Halloween, we recommend that parents supervise their children in order to make Halloween a safe and fun activity for all. We always recommend that anyone trick or treating carry a flashlight and wear some type of reflective material on their clothing. Certainly do not cross into areas that are barricaded or marked as potential hazards. If you do come upon a downed wire, stay away! Motorists should drive with necessary caution, particularly in residential neighborhoods where children may be trick or treating. Hatboro Police will have extra officers working this evening and will have treats for the youngsters (while supplies last)!
samantha October 31, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Other townships like Abington have set up specific times, will HH be doing the same?
GetMom MomRebate November 01, 2012 at 03:33 PM
i heard that they are doing 2 - 4 PM... setting up time is a godo idea so kids know when to go...and also parents know when to take them :)
Christine Harrison November 03, 2012 at 12:01 AM
halloween should be held in the evening like it is supposed to be. there are children that have sports they play during the day as 2-4 would not be fair to them. we have to try our best to make sure most the children can be involved not just a select few.
Anitra Morgan November 03, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Hi Parents, I just clipped this from the Horsham Township Wedsite. There is no designated time for Halloween but its always been at abt 5pm dusk. My kids are in sports tornaments all day..ie Soccer and Horsham Little League Fall ball. I think Halloween should be held at the normal time. Halloween Trick or Treating Postponed until Saturday, November 3, 2012 Article Tools: Print this page Email a link to this page Posted: 10/31/2012 2:04 PM As of Wednesday, October 31st at 9am, 7,577 residents are still without power, which is 70% of the Township. Also, ten roads remain closed due to fallen trees and down wires. Seven of the ten roads are in residential neighborhoods. In addition, street lights are out and several traffic signal intersections are out. Due to public safety concerns as well as the concerns expressed by many residents, Horsham Township is asking residents/families throughout our community to please postpone Trick-or-Treating until SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd. Please SPREAD THE WORD to everyone you know in Horsham Township---neighbors, friends, family, etc. Thank you for your cooperation. We caution all parents and children to avoid any road, street or sidewalk hazards or any other storm debris and/or damage. The Horsham Police Department will NOT be distributing candy bars in the neighborhoods from the police vehicles this year. Have a Happy and Safe Halloween.

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