Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller used time at Tuesday night time’s metropolis council assembly to make a clarification about trick-or-treating within the metropolis on Halloween this 12 months.
The clarification comes after the town posted a web-based message Sept. 15 stating door-to-door trick-or-treating wouldn’t be hosted by the town.
“We didn’t cancel Halloween — We can’t cancel Halloween any greater than we will cancel Easter or Christmas,” the mayor stated. “Opelika as a municipality won’t be internet hosting a city-organized date and time for trick-or-treating. Neighborhoods are, after all, free to host occasions at their very own threat.”
Fuller stated he asks that trick-or-treaters respect the “porch gentle follow” and never knock on the doorways of homes with darkened porch lights.
“It’s going to be darkish at my home, so don’t come by making an attempt to get sweet as a result of I gained’t reply, and I anticipate quite a lot of people might be like us,” Fuller stated. “If the porch gentle is on they’ll welcome trick-or-treaters, and if the porch gentle will not be on they’re in all probability not welcome. I hope everybody has a secure Halloween.”
Although the town introduced it won’t be internet hosting trick-or-treating or a Fall Pageant this 12 months, the town council unanimously accepted a particular appropriation of $500 from the town’s parks and recreation division to Opelika Principal Avenue to sponsor the Principal Avenue Downtown Drive-thru Trick or Deal with occasion.