Citing an “unfortunate weather forecast,” several local governments postponed trick-or-treat times in their communities this week, but the City of Wheelwright still plans to host its safe trick-or-treat event and haunted house on Halloween.

On Monday, the City of Prestonsburg and the Floyd County Fiscal Court announced on Facebook that trick-or-treating will not be permitted, as previously scheduled, for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween.

Because of an “unfortunate weather forecast,” trick-or-treating will be observed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, instead, the fiscal court and Prestonsburg announced. Following those announcements, Wayland Mayor Jerry Fultz said that city will also postpone its trick-or-treat observance until Nov. 2, in line with the county’s observance of the holiday.

Wheelwright Mayor Don Hall, however, reported Tuesday that the city is still hosting its annual safe trick-or-treat event and haunted house on Thursday, Oct. 31.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held indoors at the city gymnasium, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Several local businesses and organizations will hand out treats to children on the second floor of the facility and the haunted house will be open on the first floor. Admission is free and Wheelwright is also providing free hot dogs, refreshments and popcorn to attendees.

The National Weather Service in Jackson predicted a 90 percent chance of rain on Thursday night and a low of around 41 degrees. Saturday’s weather forecast doesn’t mention rain, and notes an expected high temperature of about 54 degrees that day.

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