Updated story – 1:15 pm. Wednesday, October 31
Forecasters aren’t trying to trick you: Halloween evening weather should be a surprise treat instead.
As of 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, rain chances on weather.com were at zero percent at 5 p.m., up to 20% by 9 p.m.
It was a mixed bag Tuesday night. Some neighborhoods reported large crowds of trick-or-treaters while others said they saw no one after the City of Jackson took no chances with predicted severe weather (still looking to hit, but well after midnight) and preemptively declared Tuesday, October 30, as the “official” night for trick or treating.
Many, it seems, decided they’d stick with the calendar and celebrate the holiday on Wednesday.
One area pastor had a message yesterday, just in case you had door knockers on both nights.
“I imagine that we’ll have eager children coming by our homes on Tuesday and Wednesday this week,” said Rev. Ricky James, pastor at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Fondren.
“I hope that we adults won’t take out our frustration on the kids of our community. If you’d like to participate one night, both nights, or neither, that’s great! If you don’t want to open your doors at all, that’s your choice. At the very least, if children come by don’t lecture them or their families for having the ‘wrong night.’ This is all voluntary fun. And our world could certainly use some kindness this week.”
Celebrating tonight? Be safe! Wear something reflective or use lights. Put down your electronics and look up. And drivers, please slow down and watch for unattentive and excited children.
Other Halloween Related Activities in Fondren:
• Trunk or Treat at St. James’ Episcopal Church – Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – 5 – 7 p.m.
• Fall Festival at Redeemer Church – Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
• Barrelhouse Boos & Booze Halloween Party with live music – Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – 7:30 p.m.