St. Tammany will trick-or-treat Saturday come rain or shine

St. Tammany will trick-or-treat Saturday come rain or shine

MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) - There's no mad dash for candy in St. Tammany Parish, since most communities there are planning on trick-or-treating on Oct. 31 despite predictions of heavy rain.

“It has always rained on Halloween down here. We're used to it. There's some people who want to do it today and tomorrow, but we're down for it on the 31st,” said E.J. Cancienne, who was shopping with his toddler.

Some revelers are using the forecast to bump up their costumes.

"The original plan, when it was not raining, I was going to be little red riding hood, and with the storm coming, I decided to be a weatherman, just a rain coat, rain pants, I've got an umbrella hat, and I've made myself a little microphone," said Carly Oliver, who was shopping for last-minute costumes with a friend.

Even the children, who can't wait to get their hands on candy, are okay with waiting the extra day to satisfy their sweet tooth.

"I think we should trick-or-treat Saturday, because it doesn't matter if it rains, I'm going, I'm just going," said Megan Bergeron, who was buying costumes with her sisters.

"I don't care if it rains, nothing is going to stop me from getting candy, I must get candy, I must get candy!!" Bergeron's sister, Molly, exclaimed.

Even though St. Tammany has not made a blanket decision to change the timing of trick-or-treating, it's recommended you check with your neighborhoods to see if communities will bump up Halloween to a drier time.

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