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Mayor Scoda: Trick-or-Treating is On

Despite the storm, Phoenixville will celebrate Halloween Wednesday night.

Sandy provided the trick, but here’s the treat: Halloween will still be held in Phoenixville on Wednesday night.

Despite some moderate damage to the borough from the putative storm of the century, trick-or-treating will take place as scheduled, Mayor Leo Scoda confirmed this morning.

"I talked to the chief of police at the height of the storm and I told him the decision was going to be based on power loss in the borough,” Scoda explained. “If it was dark and there were no street lights, we weren’t going to want kids out there.”

Scoda said that because Phoenixville seems to have weathered the storm reasonably well, he saw no reason to cancel the celebration. Trick-or-treating will be held on October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“Halloween is on,” the mayor said.

Scoda added that, because of the less-than-ideal conditions, precautions should be taken. He said the borough is encouraging parents walk around with their children and delivered a stern message to Phoenixville drivers: be careful.

“No rolling through stop signs. We won’t tolerate any bad actions by drivers [on Halloween.]”

nameless citizen October 30, 2012 at 09:14 PM
I thought the PC police banned it.
SCANDAL October 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM
I think this is crazy bad call Scoda. Some of the neighborhoods are cluttered with tree limbs the streets are full of leaves . So if someone gets hurt on my property while trick or treating I can have the borough pay for it.
Wendy Wassmer October 31, 2012 at 03:48 AM
There are plenty of people in Phoenixville that are still out of power and this is a good idea!?! I really wish this was postponed until Saturday like many other towns have done.
Ike October 31, 2012 at 08:19 AM
Cant see any comments?
leanne panamarenko October 31, 2012 at 06:30 PM
you r nuts mayor.... take the advice from other townships and hold off til friday...
Ike October 31, 2012 at 07:18 PM
RESEPECT ... YOUR MAYOR,, FOR HE IS THE GREATEST MAN OUR TOWN HAS EVER HAD... YOU MUST RECANT YOUR POSION WORDS , FOR YOU WILL BE RUN OUT OF HIS TOWN.. NOW SAY YOUR ARE SORRY , THAT YOU KNOW NOT WHAT YOU SAID. YOU JUST AWOKE, AND WAS STILL SLEEPING WHEN POSTING THAT.. ....NOW .. OR YOU MUST MOVE TO NORRISTOWN , or maybe Pottstown.... LONG LIVE MAYOR LEO!!... WHEN THE LORD CALLS HIM HOME, WE WILL BE RENAMEING HIS TOWN TO SCODAVILLE................. HIP hip HORAY!!
. October 31, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Seek some professional help....I'm sure you can find a therapist that accepts your medicaid.
Hipster Kitty October 31, 2012 at 07:23 PM
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Baron Ferguson October 31, 2012 at 08:05 PM
The cracked & lifted sidewalks on Gay St (which are a daily impediment) are probably more dangerous than a stray tree branch here or there. I see no issue here. PHOENIXVILLE TENNIS RULES! GO SCODA!
Ike October 31, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Hey , Dick,, i dont have medicaid... You must Envy our great mayor.... Get help , with you problem... Small ,,,whats your name??? dont make you less of a man .. You may NEED THE therapist.... DID YOU FIND A JOB? That could be part of your problem too ... You can talk to the MAYOR , iam ure he would help you out ... Dont do anything dumb now Dick .. iT WILL GET BETTER ,, plus you didnt need some of your part anyway ,, what women could deal with your negitive thoughts.....Peace be with you... AND LONG LIVE YOUR MAYOR LEO!!
A Taxpayer October 31, 2012 at 11:01 PM
"No rolling through 'Stop" signs"? That should be enforced 24/7/365. Not just on Holloween.

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