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CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Regardless of a change from Meadville, Cambridge Springs is sticking with custom for scheduling the date of trick-or-treating this 12 months.

At their assembly Monday, members of Cambridge Springs Borough Council voted unanimously to have trick-or-treating on Oct. 29, the Thursday earlier than Halloween, reasonably than Oct. 31 itself. Neighborhoods in lots of areas of Crawford County sometimes maintain trick-or-treating on the Thursday earlier than the annual Meadville Halloween Parade. Nonetheless, with the parade canceled this 12 months as a consequence of COVID-19, some areas of the county have been eyeing holding the vacation custom on Halloween’s precise date.

Borough Supervisor Sandy Pude was met with a powerful “sure” from council members when she requested whether or not the borough ought to maintain trick-or-treating. When the dialogue shifted to what date to carry it on, Pude mentioned she thought most neighborhoods had been sticking with the standard Thursday date.

“Most everyone is doing Thursday, from what I’ve seen up to now within the paper,” she mentioned.

Meadville Metropolis Council at its Sept. 16 assembly permitted having trick-or-treating on Oct. 31 as a result of cancellation of the parade. Nonetheless, West Mead Township has opted to stay with the Oct. 29 date. Vernon Township’s supervisor board has not but decided.

In addition to the parade, one more reason trick-or-treating is finished on the Thursday earlier than the parade is as a result of space college districts historically have scheduled a day without work for college students on the next Friday. Pude introduced up this level throughout the dialogue.

Trick-or-treating in Cambridge Springs will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29. Deputy Mayor Delores Hale mentioned she would publish particulars on the borough’s Fb web page as quickly as potential asserting the choice.

Sean P. Ray may be reached at 724-6370 or by e-mail at

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