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Branford's Halloween Postponed Until Saturday, Nov. 10

Residents are asked to observe Halloween on Saturday, Nov. 10 due to the threat of a mid-week storm.

The First Selectman's Office has requested that Branford residents celebrate Halloween on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 instead of Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. 

"Due to another storm anticipated on Wednesday and in response to concerns from parents, we are requesting that Branford residents celebrate Halloween on Saturday, November 10, 2012."

Local weather outlook from National Weather Service.

This morning, Branford Patch reader Sondra Suydam Baseggio asked via Branford Patch Facebook: "Is there anything that can be done to spearhead an effort to change the Trick or Treat night to Friday night, when the forecast is much more favorable?"

Thirty-seven likes, 31 comments and an e-mail to First Selectman Anthony "Unk" DaRos later, and Halloween has officially been moved. There's no way to know if Baseggio's plea or the many comments on Patch were the fuel for the move, but those in support of a weekend Halloween can now celebrate. 

Originally trick-or-treating was moved from last week to Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 due to Sandy.

In other Halloween news, today is the last day to enter Patch's Halloween Costume Contest for a chance to win $5,000. It's a national contest so unfortunately, no chances of getting it moved. However, you can submit photos from Halloweens past.

Happy trick-or-treating readers! 

c November 05, 2012 at 05:40 PM
just let it go for this year and move on
Leesan Villa November 05, 2012 at 07:55 PM
I totally agree! Halloween for 2012 is over, it's time for Thanksgiving!
Branford Mommy November 05, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Try telling that to Branford's kids! Yeah kids we know u got your costumes already but maybe next year. No thanks Saturday is fine with me. It's not about the adults
Broke Dick Dad November 05, 2012 at 11:35 PM
If we were to cancel Halloween then the hurrican would win. The only way to win the war against climate change due to human activity is to go about our normal lives. We must not live in fear. You're either with us or against us. Bring it on!
bball fan November 06, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Halloween should be permanently moved to the last Saturday of October. It would make life easier for everyone. We wouldn't have to worry about rushing home after work and getting costumes done and dealing with homework and sports. It would make it more condusive to parties as well. Just a thought.

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