October 29, 2010 12:23:00 PM
In case you didn''t get the memo, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith is asking folks in the Friendly City to trick-or-treat on Saturday instead of Sunday. So we can expect little ghouls and goblins to be knocking on our doors a day early this year.
In other Golden Triangle cities, Halloween is still on Halloween. The overriding factor? College football, which is so often the overriding factor for most things in the South.
With Kentucky in Starkville and Auburn at Ole Miss, most people will have enough heart-attack-inducing chills and thrills to contend with for one weekend.
But for those of us either out with our kids or traveling the streets on Saturday and Sunday, remember to take extra care. Chances are kids will be out on both Saturday and Sunday this year.
The American Automobile Association recommends the following tips for Halloween safety:
Also, make sure that kids carry flashlights and use reflective tape or stickers on costumes and treat bags.
Have a safe, happy and hair-raising Halloween.
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