REMINDER: All B-W Trick-or-Treating Times Pushed to Saturday

Area children can get their goodies from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.

Final updates in bold italics.


Hurricane Sandy will come dressed as "Frankenstorm" this Halloween season, and the significant storm event has caused the trick-or-treating times in all three Baldwin-Whitehall municipalities to be delayed.

Trick-or-treating was originally scheduled for Halloween night, Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Baldwin Borough, Whitehall Borough and Baldwin Township, but municipal leaders have agreed to push the event back to Saturday night, Nov. 3, also from 6 to 8.


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Justine October 29, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Why on earth would they not postpone it if Allegheny County has ALREADY declared a state of emergency? Yes kids do get sick, but I wouldn't allow my children to go out in play in a blizzard. If you would, that is your choice. But I don't want to have to have my two small children miss out on trick or treating because we were the only borough in the S. Hills to "leave it alone" for the sake of all the people who had to switch shifts. I'm also a working parent and would rather keep all kids safe than take a "let's see what happens" approach. t seems like you need something better to do...you posted on here 3 times, in a row, all stating the same point of view...
Kristen Downing October 29, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Please reschedule Trick or Treat for the kids & parents so we can have a fun and safe holiday, PLEASE FOR THE KIDS SAKE!
Lisa Grill October 29, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Please reschedule trick or treat for the kids and parents so they we may have a safe and fun holiday
cc October 29, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Justine I agree with you. Were expecting winds of 40-60 mph, what happens when a tree falls on trick or treaters. I would rather see this postponed to Saturday like the other communities.
cc October 29, 2012 at 09:18 PM
G have to agree with you as were under a State of Emergency. Even Baldwin Whitehall called has a two hour delay on Tuesday and Wednesday is only going to be worse.
Cori October 29, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Do the people who dont want to change the time even have kids? My 3 year old is so excited to trick or treat. This will be the first year he actually can understands the concept and I'm excited for him. Seeing the forcast was devastating! Yes, I remember trick or treating in snow as well... but snow is a lot different than torrential down pours and cold wind. Its not just about kids getting sick.. its for the safety of all. Rain/Wind can cause downed trees/lines, power outages and poor visibility at night. For the safety of the young children, the ones this day is for to begin with, please change the date! Whats the big deal!!
Robert Edward Healy, III October 29, 2012 at 09:50 PM
UPDATE: Trick-or-treating in Baldwin Borough AND Baldwin Township will now be on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. (Whitehall Borough remains, for now, on Halloween night at the same time.)
Adam October 29, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Don't cancel it. It will give us the opportunity to cruise over to Brentwood or Pleasant Hills and go again Saturday. My kid is excited to go twice.
cc October 29, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Hopefully Whitehall will change their minds tonight also. I can't actually believe that people want to take their children out in high winds when trees or power lines have a chance of falling and maybe hurt one of their children.
cc October 29, 2012 at 10:27 PM
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/10/28/sandy-causes-municipalities-to-change-trick-or-treat-times/ Here is a list from CBS news on everyone that changed their times for Halloween for Saturday. It says on the list that Whitehall's is on Nov 3
Lauren October 29, 2012 at 10:28 PM
The Pittsburgh Channel has posted that Whitehall is now postponed until Sat also.
cc October 29, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Bob so is Whitehalls according to KDKA website http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/10/28/sandy-causes-municipalities-to-change-trick-or-treat-times/
cc October 29, 2012 at 10:31 PM
I am glad they changed it. It is nasty outside and can't believe anyone wants to take their child out in this weather.
cc October 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM
t - I'm glad you would put your children lives at risk to have a tree or power lines come down on them but others feel different than you do. Even if Whitehall didn't change the date, I would never take my grandchildren out in this weather
cc October 29, 2012 at 10:41 PM
JM you see the reason of changing it, I don't know any parent who truly cares about their children would want to put their lives at risk.
cc October 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Hs - I don't remember any time over the last 40 years that we had weather like were having now with high winds 40-60 mph and rain like were having now. You might think it safe but what if a power line or tree falls on your child, you'll be the first one screaming about why they didn't cancel it.
LeonA October 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM
I hope you are joking. Take your kids in your own neighborhood, don't teach them to be greedy.
cc October 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM
This is why we have obese adults and children
Robert Edward Healy, III October 30, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Whitehall Borough police have confirmed that Whitehall trick-or-treating will also be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Lori Dulya October 30, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Per WTAE website....Whitehall is listed at changed to Nov 3rd
Robert Edward Healy, III October 30, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Lori, yes, correct.
G October 30, 2012 at 10:51 AM
I think the people who didnt want to change it are the people who turn off their lights and dont answer their doors on halloween... Thanks for changing the date for the sake of the safety of all the children!
Margaret French October 30, 2012 at 01:12 PM
I am glad Whitehall finally changed it too. And no, I do not have children trick or treating, just one grandson, but I would still want children to be safe if I didn't have any here. It is only common sense to change it.
NB October 30, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Could have even postponed trick or treating til Monday Nov 5, since schools are closed Tuesday on election day.
Margaret French October 30, 2012 at 08:25 PM
it would still be somewhat light out on Saturday when they start but Tuesday would be dark earlier since we change the clocks back 2 am Sunday.
Margaret French October 30, 2012 at 08:26 PM
I meant Monday. I think you knew what I meant though.
Janet Vucich October 30, 2012 at 09:03 PM
FACT: being in the rain, snow or cold weather does NOT make you, your child or anyone else sick. Get your heads out of the 1940's already.
Karen October 31, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Fact: Because the weather is cold people are staying inside what does that mean? It means germs are more readily passed, expose them to cold, wet conditions, close quarters and a lower immune system from exposure to germs and I guarantee you will have a sick child. R.N. Good choice moving the date Baldwin.
Janet Vucich October 31, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Good point, Karen. However, my point was BEING OUT IN THE AFOREMENTIONED WEATHER ITSELF will not make one ill. EMT, B.S., Ed.
Sally Pifer October 31, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Changing Halloween in Baldwin to this Saturday makes sense in view of the bad weather. However, as others have suggested, consideration should be made to changing the borough Halloween trick or treat to the Saturday afternoon before October 31st. It is so difficult for working parents to try to get home on a week night Halloween and get their kids ready to go out trick or treating. A Saturday would make much more sense, both in terms of reducing stress on parents and on the safety aspects.


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