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Sandy Scares Off Trick or Treating

First Selectman Steve Vavrek "highly recommends" that there be no trick or treating this Halloween due to hazards from the storm.

UPDATE: First Selectman Steve Vavrek has since postponed trick or treating to Friday, Nov. 9.

 

Loose limbs, wobbly trees and low hanging power lines will still haunt Monroe on Halloween Night and the lingering threats from Hurricane Sandy has influenced First Selectman Steve Vavrek's decision to ask residents to refrain from trick or treating on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Vavrek said he highly recommends that people do not go out on Halloween Night as a safety precaution due to serious hazards posed by debris that could still come down.

Last year, Monroe cancelled trick or treating for the same reason after an early snowstorm in October and Trunk or Treat was held in the parking lot at Wolfe Park for a safe celebration of Halloween.

The second annual Trunk or Treat was held at Masuk last weekend and attracted a huge crowd and some speculated it was due to the forecast for Hurricane Sandy.

GILL October 31, 2012 at 12:33 AM
You can't just cancel it. It should be resheduled fro Saturday the 3rd instead.
Christine E. October 31, 2012 at 02:47 AM
If you dont reschedule it to a specific date, people will tick or treat despite tellig them not to.
jim laguardia October 31, 2012 at 02:55 AM
I guess if we "chose not to come" to the Trunk or Treat our kids are s.o.l.??
Christine E. October 31, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Sorry, jim. I have no power. Your kids are SOL if they come to my house.
jim laguardia October 31, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Why can't they reschedule? Is my point Christine E.
Chrissy October 31, 2012 at 11:45 AM
I agree. It needs to be rescheduled.
Traci Gentry October 31, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Please pick a date and reschedule it -- not everyone made it to trick or trunk.
Rapture October 31, 2012 at 02:19 PM
It would be great to know for those few of us that do have power....do we expect kids tonight or can we prepare to be ready for Sat?
Don Hutchinson October 31, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Postpone Halloween officially to Saturday night and not leave this up in the air and force parents to make this decision....send out a RED ALERT message and officially postpone it already First selectman....that's why we put you in this position...to make decisions, not suggestions in times like this!!!!
Don Hutchinson October 31, 2012 at 03:14 PM
EVERYONE should write an e-mail to our First selectman Steve Vavrek RIGHT now svavrek@monroect.org Ask him to make a final executive decision and postpone Halloween until this Saturday and get the word out via RED ALERT messaging.....WHY put parents and children in harms way???? Make an eexecutive decision....that's why we put him there....not simply to make suggestions....but to make decisions like this.
Monrovian October 31, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Indisicion is worse than the wrong decision. PLease make it clear to residents on what to do. Reschedule or not???
Susan October 31, 2012 at 03:58 PM
A lot of other towns are rescheduling for later. Wish we could do the same. Trunk or Treat is a great option for the little ones, but not very appealing to the "over 7" crowd. This will be the second year now with no Halloween....
Karen123 October 31, 2012 at 06:28 PM
It was rescheduled to Nov. 9, because that's when we'll probably get our power back. Joy!

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