The city of Cleveland Heights decided to move trick-or-treating from Wednesday, Halloween night to tonight, Sunday, Nov. 4, due to the bad weather conditions predicted for Wednesday and caused by Hurricane Sandy.
The time will remain the same — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
"We don't want to put any children or families or safety forces in harms way," said Mayor Ed Kelley. "We want the kids and families to have a good time."
The forecast for Sunday calls for a 20 percent chance of showers during the day but mostly cloudy by the evening and temperatures in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Several other cities, including Beachwood, Solon, Lakewood and Mentor, moved their trick-or-treat nights as well.
Residents who plan to hand out goodies should leave their porch lights on and check for any possible tripping hazards like flower pots and low or downed tree limbs.
The city provided parents and guardians a list of safety tips in the latest edition of the quarterly FOCUS magazine. Here are a few reminders to make candy collecting fun and worry-free:
- A parent or guardian should accompany young trick-or-treaters
- Carry a flashlight
- Make sure children can see out of eye holes if wearing masks
- Make sure costumes are fire-proof
- Only go to homes with the porch lights on, and do not enter stragers' houses
- Adults should check treats before allowing children to eat the holiday candy
- Never consume unwrapped candy or beverages