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Weather Leads Centre Region To Postpone Trick or Treating

Officer Adam Salyards.
Brittany Krugel


As young trick or treaters geared up to collect their candy, a local tornado watch that was in effect until Thursday at midnight had other plans. 

Adam Salyards is community relations and crime prevention specialist for the State College Police Department.

"Children’s safety comes first and foremost in our minds and we just want to make sure everyone is able to go out when the weather is decent and everyone can remain safe,” Salyards said.

Tricker treaters have other options too. In recent years, several “trunk or treat” events have been held at locations such as the Nittany Mall and Medlar Field. 

“It’s great to be able to control the area so you don’t have children out walking in the dark, on the street when there’s traffic, drivers can be distracted at night, especially with a lot of people out walking,” Salyards said.

The State College Police Department expects to see more events like these in the coming years.

Trick or Treating will take place 6-8 p.m. Saturday in State College as well as Harris, College, Patton and Ferguson Townships. 

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