The Richmond Register

October 30, 2013

Richmond reschedules trick-or-treat, cancels hoe-down


Register Staff Report

MADISON COUNTY — Trick-or-treating in Madison County has been postponed for 24 hours because of a severe storm threat Thursday evening.

The county government, along with the cities of Richmond and Berea, has rescheduled trick-or-treat for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday to avoid the bad weather.

Richmond’s Halloween Hoe Down, set to take place downtown, has been permanently canceled, according to a release from city clerk Lisa Cassity.

Berea’s Halloween in the Park event Thursday has been moved to the Russell Acton Folk Center, according to Priscilla Bloom with the city’s parks and recreation department. The celebration will feature trick-or-treating for children and as many of the originally planned events as the center can accommodate.

A representative of McCready Manor off Tates Creek Road told the Register the retirement community will still host trick-or-treating for young children from 7 to 8 p.m. Telford Terrace will host a similar event at the same time. 

Cosmic Oasis of Downtown Richmond made plans to host a costume contest Thursday during the hoe down, but the city’s rescheduling will affect when the contest happens. A representative of the business said the event will likely be rescheduled by the end of Wednesday.