LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of Lexington, Kentucky, residents have urged county officials to move Halloween trick-or-treating to Oct. 30 this year.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that residents are concerned a University of Kentucky home football game and the Breeders' Cup will strain the city's resources, since both are being held Oct. 31 in Lexington. As of Monday night, more than 400 people had signed the petition in favor of celebrating Halloween a day early.
City spokeswoman Susan Straub says Halloween will continue to be celebrated on Oct. 31, but several events are being organized by businesses that will allow families to celebrate Halloween on another date if they wish.
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As of Monday night, more than 400 people had signed the petition in favor of celebrating Halloween a day early.
Luther Andal posted the petition Sept. 29. He plans to forward the petition to the Fayette County council if he gets 1,000 signatures.
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