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Ghosts, goblins and witches will still roam the streets of Richmond and Berea on Halloween, according to local leaders. 

The cities of Richmond and Berea are moving forward with plans to allow trick-or-treating on Halloween while following state safety guidelines.

The Berea City Council and Richmond officials announced trick-or-treating times for Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at their Tuesday night meeting.  

Berea City Administrator David Gregory said residents who choose to leave out candy that night, should turn their porch light on and make sure they have individually-wrapped candy for trick-or-treaters.

“Door to door is discouraged,” he said during their regularly scheduled meeting.

Instead, per state and local government suggestions, households should place individually wrapped candies on their porch or on a table in the front yard or driveway.

The city of Richmond shared similar rules Tuesday night in a Facebook post, which they stated were also in line with state and local guidelines.

“The Richmond City Commission, Berea City Council, and Madison County Fiscal Court have agreed to set a Trick or Treat time... subject to guidelines based on guidance from the Kentucky Public Health Department,” the post read.

Both Richmond and Berea will feature specific socially-distanced Halloween gatherings this year.

In Berea, Gregory discussed the city’s drive-thru balloon glow event in the city beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 31.

For Richmond, City Manager Rob Minerich encouraged residents to go to the Halloween Hoedown drive-thru event at Lake Reba where people can receive pre-made treat bags on Oct. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Their post stated all local leaders encouraged a safe, and happy Halloween.

For more information visit madisoncountyhealthdept.org.

Reach Taylor Six at 624-6695 or follow her on Twitter at @TaylorSixRR.

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