Halloween is traditionally October 31st, but Mayor James Valley is encouraging locals to celebrate the holiday the day before.
The 31st falls on a Sunday this year. Today the mayor issued a statement after considering the pros and cons of allowing children to visit neighborhoods, collecting candy on a school night, like Thursday or Friday and has decided that Saturday would be the best available choice.
Not to mention Sunday night is traditionally a church night, and some are concerned about the conflict with Sunday night church services. "There's a number of church groups that have events on Sunday nights and there's just some community concern about the idea of coinciding a holiday like Halloween with a Sunday," said James F. Valley, Mayor of Helena-West Helena. Therefore, the mayor is asking local residents to observe Halloween on Saturday night, October 30th this year. This is only a suggestion. Ultimately it's up to the individual.
This trend is common across many communities in Arkansas and the United States.
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Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
226 Perry Street
Helena-West Helena, 72342
501-291-1735 Main Number