Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year — and Ardmore Mayor Sheryl Ellis has announced the city’s official celebrations will take place on that day.
“We tried moving it when it fell on a Sunday when I was previously in the mayoral office,” Ellis said. “We won’t do that again.”
Ellis said changing the day of celebration interferes with citizen’s plans.
“My first advice to all new city commissioners is not to change any holidays,” Ellis said.
Ellis said trick or treating will carry on as usual, with the Main Street event kicking off in the late afternoon.
“Most people go downtown with the little children, then their friends and family and other neighborhoods,” Ellis said. “We want it to be a fun, safe environment for the kids.”
“Usually things slow down around nightfall or around 8:30 p.m.,” Ellis said. “Some residents might turn off porch lights when they’re done or out of candy.”
Ellis also said it’s important for adults to be responsible when traveling through town, watching for children who might not be able to see well because of costumes or who might have gotten out of sight of their caregiver.