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Cameron Parish Sheriff urges residents to trick-or-treat Wednesday
CAMERON PARISH - by Lauren Huet
Most people are buying candy and prepping costumes in anticipation of Thursday night, but the Sheriff's Office in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, urged its citizens to trick-or-treat Wednesday night. The Sheriff says they expect severe thunderstorms Thursday night, and it's safer if kids trick-or-treat Wednesday.
"I'm fine with it as long as we get to do it," said Zack Kyle.
His mom, Shaun Kyle, is fine with the Sheriff urging people to trick-or-treat Wednesday.
"Well I guess that's understandable," said Shaun Kyle, "I mean, I guess for the kids' safety, and when you come down to it you want them to be safe, and you want them to enjoy the holiday."
A grandmother and grandfather also agree with the Sheriff's efforts.
"I love it, because I know the weather's going to be bad tomorrow, and I have two little ones, and I am not getting them out on the street tomorrow," said Lawana Welch, who is trick-or-treating with her two grandkids Wednesday night.
Ricky Scott is trick-or-treating with his three grandkids.
"I think it's a real good idea, it's supposed to be thundering and lightning and all kinds of bad things tomorrow," said Scott.
The Cameron Parish Chief Deputy, Chris Savoie, says Cameron Parish is a rural community so many people drive from house to house while trick-or-treating.
"That could be very dangerous," said Savoie. "We just want to keep the safety of the kids and the parents that are out there on the roads in mind. That's what fueled the decison to move it to tonight."
Wednesday night or Halloween night, Zack Kyle is ready to enjoy the holiday.
"It's just exciting to do it. You get to dress up and everything. It's cool to see other people that you know," said Kyle.