Village of Mechanicsburg changes hours for Beggar’s Night

The Village of Mechanicsburg has changed the time of the community’s Beggar’s Night due to concerns of increased traffic on Saturday.

Benjamin Layne, the mayor of the Village of Mechanicsburg said that trick-or-treat will be held 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday “due to increased traffic concerns with the playoff football game at 7 p.m.”

Mechanicsburg is scheduled to play against Frankfort Adena.

ExploreCity of Springfield provides Beggar’s Night safety tips

City of Urbana and other Champaign County communities are having Beggar’s Night 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Communities in Clark County are scheduled to hold Beggar’s Night 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The Ohio Department of Health is encouraging parents and guardians to limit the number of houses children visit, wipe off candy wrappers with sanitizing wipes after trick-or-treating and contact a doctor before trick-or-treating if their child is at greater risk of complications from COVID-19.

Other Halloween recommendations include holding a drive-through or drive-in trick-or-treat event, leaving treats in the mailboxes of friends and neighbors or decorating your home and hide treats as an alternative to trick-or-treating.

ExploreSpringfield haunted house, maze open following COVID-19 guidelines

If residents are not passing out candy, they are encouraged to leave their porch light off, so children do not come to their door.

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