Longview, TX — Halloween fell on a Sunday this past year, leaving many parents and communities scrambling to determine which day during that October weekend young trick-or-treaters should hit the streets.
This year, Halloween, always on Oct. 31, lands on a Monday. Officials in nearly every East Texas community say they will encourage trick or treating on the holiday — though some leaders said this past year’s lesson taught them parents are not asking trick questions when they want to know when to celebrate the holiday.
“It is a question to be addressed because we had the problem last year with it being on Sunday,” Tatum Police Chief Ronnie Martin said Wednesday.
This past year, Tatum saw the fewest trick or treaters on its streets in his memory, Martin said, because many parents did not participate in Halloween on the Sabbath, and several local churches held events to attract children.
“It kept the kids off the streets and we all had a good time,” he said.
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