Police are reminding trick or treaters to wear bright colors or flashing lights as they go door to door, but some communities are adding an extra level of safety this Halloween: changing plans altogether.
With the rainy weather on this holiday’s horizon, police in Naugatauck will wait to close down a popular trick-or-treating spot on Millville Avenue neighborhood until Saturday.
“We’re not canceling Halloween. We want people to know that if they do go out Thursday night they absolutely can do so, or Saturday,” said Officer Danielle Durette.
They say they made the change after community members reached out to them in concern.
In Avon Tuesday, families with toddlers were taking advantage of trick-or-treating at businesses in Avon Village Marketplace Tuesday.
“It’s her first time trick or treating,” said Erin Barwinski of Avon about her young daughter.
Some moms who spoke to NBC Connecticut thought this was a little more manageable than dealing with the conditions forecasted for this Halloween night.
“They’re too little to be running out in the rain,” said Barwinski.
Sammy Wetstein has learned in his decade of decorating to make sure his front yard facade in Simsbury is waterproof.
“We came here when I was 6. I’ve always wanted to create a huge Halloween display. At first it started off extremely small,” said the 16-year-old.
The weather isn’t dampening his spirit.
“I guess this weather definitely isn’t the worst that we’ve seen. Part of the display has been buried under a crust of snow at one time.”
A couple of days before holiday celebrations, folks weren't too frightened by the forecast.
“And if he was older we’d probably still go out and drive in the car and go door-to-door. Put up an umbrella. A little rain didn’t hurt anyone right?” said Lindsay Seiser of Avon, holding her toddler dressed up as a pumpkin.
Naugatuck’s Millville community isn’t the only place making changes
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