Monday, October 25, 2010

Mayor Valley Urges Community to Celebrate Halloween On Saturday, October 30, 2010

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.

Stay informed:
Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
226 Perry Street
Helena-West Helena, 72342
501-291-1735 Main Number
870-817-7400 Phone
870-817-4035 Cell
800-517-7240 Fax

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