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October 31, 2012

Storm shifts area Halloween schedules

The threat of Hurricane Sandy has led to changes in Halloween plans in some localities, organizers said Tuesday.

This includes Oneonta, where downtown trick-or-treating, sponsored by Main Street Oneonta, will take place today as scheduled from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mayor Dick Miller said.

However, the Halloween parade being organized this year by the Lions Club — which usually follows — has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Friday.

In Cooperstown, the traditional Halloween parade will start as usual today at 5 p.m. at Pioneer Park but instead of ending at the fire hall, it will continue to the Chamber of Commerce building, a tourism advisor said. This was done so the station could be available for storm related activities.

The celebration for Halloween in Walton was moved to Friday, Interim Superintendent George Mack said. This includes the traditional parade that will take place at 1:15 p.m. and trick or treating, he said.

At Downsville Central School, the parade has been postponed until Friday at 1:30 p.m., district clerk Nancy Haynes said. Trick-or-treating is postponed until that evening, she said.

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