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.]”