Monday, October 29, 2018

Trunk or Treat Moved to Tuesday Night

Update: Pearl moved trick or treating to tomorrow night. 

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.
Due to the weather forecast predicting a 100% chance of Thunderstorms on Wednesday, Oct. 31st, the Department of Parks and Recreation has changed the date of the Trunk-or-Treat Harvest Carnival to Tuesday, Oct. 30th from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Jackson Police Department Training Academy, 3000 St. Charles Street, Jackson, MS 39209

This event is an effort to promote public safety for our patrons with exciting activities for the entire family including games and live entertainment. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase food and arts and crafts items from vendors on site. 

The admission fee for this event is $1.00 per person. Patrons will receive a Trunk or Treat Stamp Card and an empty bag to collect treats from Trunk-or-Treat Vehicle Exhibitors. Each Trunk-or-Treat vehicle exhibitor will have the chance to compete against each other for the best “Trunk-or-Treat” vehicle. Awards will be given for the overall winner (1st place), first runner-up (2nd place), and second runner-up (3rd place).


Anonymous said...

........."This event is an effort to promote public safety"......

So, Halloween is the ONLY time Jackson is concerned about public safety???

Anonymous said...

12:30, are you seriously complaining about this? Get a life.

Louis LeFleur said...

Kind of surprised they haven't announced moving Halloween observation in general to Tuesday given the forecast.

Anonymous said...

What's with this moving Halloween stuff anyway? If it rains, put on a poncho and go to less houses. It's not like there's a whole lot of trick or treating anymore.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you 2:08. I'm sure I trick-or-treated once or twice in the rain growing up. Pearl has followed Jacktown's lead and 'moved' Halloween to Tuesday. A few wet candy bars never hurt anybody....

Anonymous said...

Reunion in madison and Palisades on the reservoir moved trick or treating to Tuesday also.

Anonymous said...

at 12:33 PM
Eat a Snickers.

Anonymous said...

Those who come to "Trick or Treat" at my house on Tuesday will be very disappointed. I don't care what cites or subdivisions say, Halloween has always been and will always be on October 31st. I too am with 2:08 and 3:32. We have raised and are continuing to raise a bunch of sissies. If the weather is too bad to go out then stay at home.

Oh, and now the forecast is calling for the rain to not start until after midnight Wednesday. Guess that backfired on them.

Eat Less Candy.. said...

Ahoy, 2:08! You can go to fewer houses but can't go to less houses.

Anonymous said...

If people cared about other things as much as they do about which night to take their tax deductions out to beg for freebies.... lol. My FB neighborhood groups have been flooding with the wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth over when to truck-or-treat...

So when is everyone celebrating Thanksgiving this year??? Lol

Anonymous said...

Boy, some of you are sooooooo miserable and hateful! 😠 Something as simple as moving a Halloween event to a different date/day has you so riled up! You really should seek help now, although there may be none for you! I wasn’t overly coddled as a kid, but I did NOT Trick or Treat in the rain, I didn’t want to be sick days later, nor did my mother and father want me sick, 🤒 but I guess we’re punks and sissies because of that? LOL!!! I today agree with moving the City’s time for the even! We’re going and it’s better to err on the side of caution, IMO. Get over yourselves! I will be participating in the COJ’s and other cities Trick or Treats events, having fun, and not being miserable!
🎃 🎃 🎃

Anonymous said...


Nobody, repeat NOBODY, ever got sick from getting wet in the rain. If that could happen those of us that shower daily would be forever sick. Enjoy your freebies!

Anonymous said...

"Nobody, repeat NOBODY, ever got sick from getting wet in the rain. If that could happen those of us that shower daily would be forever sick. Enjoy your freebies! "

Uh, the next of kin of President William Henry Harrison might beg to differ..............

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