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UPDATE: Mercer reschedules trick-or-treat for Saturday

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UPDATE: PRINCETON (WVVA) - The Mercer County Commission has voted to officially reschedule trick-or-treating in the county for Saturday, 6-8 p.m.

The City of Princeton will also go along with the commission's decision and reschedule for the same time.

The commission originally scheduled trick-or-treat for Tuesday, but urged residents not to attempt to go out then due the snow dumped on the region by superstorm Sandy. No makeup date was immediately announced.

After confusion and complaints from residents, the commission scheduled a special meeting for Thursday morning to address the issue of rescheduling.

The County Commission sets trick-or-treat times for the unincorporated areas of the county. Those cities and towns with their own governments can set their own times.

In Bluefield, City Manager Jim Ferguson advised citizens on Tuesday to hold off on trick-or-treating until Thursday. Participating homes are asked to turn on their porch lights.

The areas of Bluewell, Bramwell and Brushfork scheduled their trick-or-treating for Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Athens held their trick-or-treating as scheduled on Wednesday.

Below is the full list of revised trick-or-treat times for the entire WVVA viewing area. Those in bold have been updated since the storm struck.

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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Thanks to the pre-Halloween tricks delivered to the region by superstorm Sandy, Trick-or-Treat plans have been altered across the WVVA viewing area.

Some towns and counties have formally moved trick-or-treat dates to Saturday, while others will go on as scheduled tonight.

In Mercer County, the County Commission on Tuesday advised residents to avoid trick-or-treating on the 30th or 31st. On Wednesday, the commission announced that they would meet Thursday morning to decide whether or not to reschedule.

The County Commission sets trick-or-treat times for the unincorporated areas of the county. Those cities and towns with their own governments can set their own times.

In Princeton, trick-or-treating was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30. City officials say the date will not be rescheduled.

In Bluefield, City Manager Jim Ferguson advised citizens on Tuesday to hold off on trick-or-treating until Thursday. Participating homes are asked to turn on their porch lights.

Many other area counties and towns have elected to move festivities to Saturday.

Below is the list of all trick-or-treat times WVVA has received. Those in bold are those that have been updated since the storm hit.

If your town is not in bold, we suggest you contact your local town/county offices to check on any possible rescheduling.

Parents are advised to use their best judgement in venturing outdoors as the snow left behind by Sandy could lead to potentially hazardous conditions outdoors -- including on roads and sidewalks. 

If you are a town/county official and would like to confirm to us whether or not you have rescheduled or are keeping your original trick-or-treat plans, you may contact us by using the form at this link.

We also encourage any churches or other community groups with events planned to share them with us by leaving a comment below.

  • Alderson: Wednesday - 6-8 p.m.
  • Ansted:  Saturday - 6-8 p.m. (12 and under)
  • Athens: Wednesday - 6-8 p.m.
  • Beckley: Saturday - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Bluefield: Residents urged to wait until Thursday
  • Bluefield, Va.:  Wednesday - 6-8 p.m.
  • Bluewell: Friday - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Bradshaw: Wednesday - 6-8 p.m. 
  • Bramwell: Friday - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Brushfork: Friday - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Brushfork Armory: Trick or Treat event canceled
  • Buchanan County: Saturday - 5-8 p.m. 
  • Cedar Bluff:  Wednesday - 6:30-8:30 p.m. (14 and under) 
  • Fayetteville: Tuesday - 6-8 p.m.
  • Gary: Postponed - Will be rescheduled
  • Glen Lyn: Wednesday - 5-9 p.m.
  • Grundy: Saturday 6-8 p.m.
  • Hinton: Saturday - 5-7 p.m.
  • Iaeger: Wednesday - 6-8 p.m.
  • Keystone: Saturday - 6-8 p.m.
  • Lester: Wednesday - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Lewisburg: Saturday - 6-8 p.m.
  • Matoaka: Friday - 5:30-8 p.m. - Candy will be given out at gym
  • Mercer County: Special County Commission meeting Thursday morning to consider rescheduling
  • Mercer Mall: Wednesday - 6-8 p.m.
  • Mount Hope: Canceled - Will not be rescheduled
  • Mullens: Saturday - 6-8 p.m.
  • Narrows: Wednesday
  • Northfork: Saturday - 6-8 p.m.
  • Oak Hill: Saturday - 6-8 p.m.
  • Oceana: Tuesday - 6-8 p.m.
  • Pearisburg: Wednesday - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Peterstown: Wednesday - 6-8 p.m. (12 and under)
  • Pineville: Wednesday 5-7 p.m.
  • Princeton: Tuesday - 6-8 p.m. - Will not be rescheduled
  • Quinwood: Trunk or Treat - Wednesday - 6-8 p.m. at McKenzie Park
  • Rainelle: Saturday - 6-8 p.m + trunk or treat at Rainelle Med. Center also Sat. 6-8
  • Raleigh County: Saturday - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Rich Creek: Party - Wednesday - 4:30-5 p.m. at Library - Trick or Treat after until 9 p.m. 
  • Richlands: Saturday 6-8 p.m.
  • Ronceverte: Saturday 6-8 p.m.
  • Rupert: Saturday 6-8 p.m.
  • Summers County: Saturday - 5-7 p.m.
  • Tazewell: Saturday - 5-8 p.m.
  • Union: Wednesday - 6-8 p.m. 
  • Welch: Wednesday - 6-8 p.m. + Trunk or Treat in town canceled
  • White Sulphur Springs: Saturday - 6-8 p.m.
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