Concerns about crowds at annual trick-or-treating event could spoil Jeffersonville Halloween


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JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana — The mayor of Jeffersonville is working to save a popular Halloween event amid concerns over crowd control.

The city's parks board voted recently to replace downtown trick-or-treating with activities such as a Halloween film or costume contest because of safety concerns. The event typically results in long lines of trick-or-treaters, and board members are worried that the crowd could increase with the opening of the Big Four Bridge.

Parks Authority member Lisa Gill says lines were backed up for blocks last year with only 15 minutes left in the event and that organizers nearly ran out of candy.

Mayor Mike Moore says the parks board doesn't have the authority to cancel the event and says he's working on a compromise to ensure the event goes on.

Information from: News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Indiana,

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