GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Trick-or-treaters in Greencastle will hit the streets on Oct. 31 this year, after a narrow vote by the Greencastle Borough Council on Monday night.
After years of hosting the sugary night on the Thursday before Halloween, the council decided to move the date to coincide with the actual holiday.
"It makes no sense," said Ericka Nelson, a resident of Antrim Township who wrote to the board asking for the change. "Families from neighboring towns, even as far away as West Virginia, come to Greencastle to have their kids trick-or-treat in our neighborhoods."
Councilwoman Michele Emmett supported Nelson's request, saying, "I'm a fan of having Halloween on Halloween."
Council members Harry Foley, Mark Singer and President Charlie Eckstine opposed the change.
-- Kate S. Alexander