With widespread power outages and downed wires in Scarsdale, trick or treating on Wednesday night October 31 could indeed be tricky. The Drake Edgewood and Fox Meadow Neighborhood Associations are making alternative plans for trick or treating on Sunday November 4 if current conditions continue. They encourage others around Scarsdale to consider this move as well.
According the Drake Edgewood Neighborhood Association (DENA), last year the community received notice the Village was “canceling” trick-or-treating at the very end of the school day, which led to confusion for the parents and disappointment for the children. Many families made the decision to go out despite the conditions. Other communities scheduled an alternate trick-or-treating date with much success.
The Drake Edgewood Neighborhood Association says if the Village again advises families not to "trick or treat" on Wednesday evening, DENA is designating Sunday, November 4 as our "Halloween Rain Date."
Though they realize that scheduling a different date and notifying the community is challenging, safety is their first concern. Halloween is a special day in Drake-Edgewood, and the neighborhood association hopes to find a way to keep the tradition alive should the weather prevent families from enjoying the festivities on Oct. 31.
Fox Meadow Neighborhood Association Linda Dietz also advocates an alternate date for trick or treating if Wednesday proves difficult. Here is the text of an email sent to Fox Meadow Residents:
Scarsdale neighborhood associations are calling for a rain-date of Sunday evening if it's impossible to trick or treat on Wednesday. IF the Village of Scarsdale asks residents to stay home on Wednesday (like last year), the rain date will be in effect. Please pass on the news to others who live here. Halloween must go on... as long as everyone is safe. Everyone take care!