OK, kids, change of Halloween plans. Sock away those princess and Wicked Witch of the West outfits as well as any face paint-reliant costumes, and trot out your finest duck, frog, weatherperson or other waterproof attire. Halloween is still scheduled to take place on rainy, windy Oct. 31 in Wellesley.
Other communities, from Athol to Topsfield, have donned their chicken and scaredy cat costumes and moved trick-or-treating to Saturday.
We had 1 inquiry about whether or not Wellesley planned to push back Halloween in light of the weather forecast and when we inquired about this subject to the Town, Communications and Project Manager Stephanie Hawkinson said: “We’ve had a couple of inquiries, too. At this time there are no plans to reschedule Halloween in Wellesley, although I know other communities have made this decision. We’re encouraging parents/adults to make the decisions they feel are best for trick or treating.”
The Department of Public Works, cognizant of high winds in the forecast, is asking residents to check catch basins along streets as those can become clogged with leaves and debris and cause flooding. They’re asking for help clearing away the debris.