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Trick-Or-Treating On Track In Harford County

Despite storm damage and power outages, Harford County is still on to celebrate Halloween.

In the wake of Frankenstorm, Harford County is gearing up for costumed crusaders.

The storm, formerly known as Hurricane Sandy, disrupted normal activity in the county for the past three to five days. More than in the county Wednesday morning, according to BGE's website.

Those issues will not impact the celebration of Halloween, however. Trick-or-treating is slated to take place on schedule tonight in Harford County.

"The county executive has not cancelled trick-or-treating," Bob Thomas, spokesman for Harford County Government, said Wednesday. "Everyone should be a trick or a treat."

Harford county reccommends trick-or-treating at the following times:

  • 5-8 p.m. in the City of Aberdeen
  • 5-8 p.m. in the Town of Bel Air
  • 6-8 p.m. in the City of Havre de Grace and
  • 6-8 p.m. in all other parts of the county

If you're getting dressed up this Halloween be sure to upload your photo to the Patch costume contest for a chance to win $5,000.

Terry October 31, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Nothing like having set times to abide by for halloween. The kids will get their candy after I arrive home from work & able to eat my dinner in peace & not have the doorbell ring...... Dislike it when my light is off & the doorbell still rings. Just plain rude!
Terry October 31, 2012 at 05:13 PM
I've also noticed a lot of debris on streets, sidewalks and driveways. May put a damper on my giving out candy this year. I have no time as I work to clean up the mess from the storm. I'm sure their are others in the same predictament. Don't want anyone falling on a pinecone or slipping on leaves & suing me. I think I just might cancel tick-or-treating at my house this year!
Gary Olivier October 31, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Hope they don't stumble upon downed wires
Angi October 31, 2012 at 06:56 PM
How are we going to turn our lights on for the kids?
Carolyn October 31, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Wow lots of negativity! Keep your lights out if it is that big of a problem for you!! Guess you were never a kid!
Paul W. Ross October 31, 2012 at 07:14 PM
If I had electricity
chris underwood October 31, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Oh come on now..get in the spirit..its all for the kids...lighten up and let em have some fun
GsMom October 31, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Wow, they are kids. Maybe those of you that have issues need to just leave your lights out. The set times are for their safety. I don't think that I'd want to take your candy.... Life goes on people. Obviously if you're working then they found it safe enough for you to drive on the roads.
GsMom October 31, 2012 at 07:35 PM
And parents will use common sense. They obviously aren't going to take their kids into a neighborhood that doesn't have electricity. Wow people. There's what 1000 w/o power compared to 100,000.... Good gracious.
GsMom October 31, 2012 at 07:35 PM
10,000*
Jennifer C October 31, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Electricity or not, if your door is open the kids will come. I'm sure most people have candles so light them up for the children to visit.
CB9678 October 31, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Get creative and sit out there with the phone you probably post from?

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