Trick-or-Treat Night 2013 in the Borough of Emmaus is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., according to the borough website.
There is no rain date, the website says.
In 2011, the Emmaus tradition of scheduling trick-or-treat night on a Thursday was questioned by an Boy Scout in the audience at a council meeting in an effort to meet a merit badge requirement. During that particular October meeting Mayor Winfield Iobst issued his annual trick-or-treat night proclamation to schedule the two-hour candy-collecting session.
Iobst told the Scout that trick-or-treat night in Emmaus had been on Thursday for as long as he could remember and Councilman Brent Labenberg said he thought that the Thursday night scheduling of trick-or-treat came from a desire to not have the Halloween-inspired quest for candy interfere with Friday night football games