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Demopolis moves Halloween to Saturday

Trick-or-Treaters heading out later this month in search of candy may want to circle their calendars.

Halloween will be observed Saturday, Oct. 30 this year in the City of Demopolis.

The move, made by action of the city council Thursday night, formally asks parents and children to begin their search of candy Saturday, leaving Sunday, Oct. 31 to traditions of the Sabbath.

Mayor Mike Grayson said the moving of the date was somewhat traditional when Halloween falls on a Sunday.

“A lot of cities do it, and (Demopolis) has done it in the past,” he said. “Churches have their events planned and moving it gets it off of a school night.”

Linden’s ghouls and goblins will observe Halloween Sunday, Oct. 31.