JACKSBORO (WATE) – Some communities are choosing to celebrate Halloween a few days early.
Since Halloween falls on a Monday, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office said they will observe Halloween on Saturday, October 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The change is in conjunction with the county mayor, city mayors and police chiefs.
Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Aaron A. Evans said he feels the schedule change will give kids more time to have fun without worries of school the next day, left parents relax without the rush of the normal work schedules and reduce traffic. He hopes it will allow parents and kids time to breath and have fun.
“We also feel this schedule will bring about more participation and give more children the opportunity for more enjoyment,” said Evans. “The motivation was simply for the kids. As far as enforcement, we feel even though a few are in disagreement with it, like most things, we have the respect and support of the community for it that far exceeds 90 percent. We had requests last year and we’re gonna give it a try this instance for this year. The kids matter most in this collaborative decision.”
Knoxville and Knox County said they will still plan on having Halloween on October 31. Blount County Sheriff’s Office said they do not set a specific date for the observance of Halloween.