Kids all over East Tennessee are getting ready to trick-or-treat. But, some rough weather in the forecast is delaying plans in one community.
In Fentress County, officials decided to postpone that community's popular "Halloween on the Square" event in downtown Jamestown. Organizers say it usually attracts hundreds of local children.
The postponed date is now scheduled for Monday. Organizers said with Thursday night's forecast in mind, they simply did not want to put any families in harm's way.
"A lot of people here set up tents that are obviously not sturdy," said organizer Kellye Jones. "Just traveling in situations like that is not good. You don't want to have to be getting in and out. I mean everybody's safety is most important."
Organizers had planned to have 46 different booths set up Thursday at "Halloween on the Square". Now that the event's on Monday, one might think that a postponement would be a major headache.
But, organizers say they have been preparing for the possibility of severe weather on the Cumberland Plateau all week.
"We have gotten together every single day, checked the weather, what are we going to do, what's going to be the date," Jones said. "This morning we spent time making phone calls to the 46 vendors."
The Fentress County Sheriff's Department also changed the official trick-or-treating day for the county to Monday.
The county's sheriff said there will not be any repercussions for families who do choose to trick or treat Thursday, but he believes it might be safer for residents to hold off from that activity.