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Arab brings Halloween fun a day early

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The weather has proven more agreeable than what has been forecast for Thursday. The weather has proven more agreeable than what has been forecast for Thursday.

Halloween celebrations kicked off a day early in Arab. The city is encouraging little ghosts and goblins to go trick-or-treating Wednesday night and avoid the wet and windy weather predicted for Halloween Night.

City leaders encouraged the shift of the celebrations. When they heard there were chances for strong storms, they thought it would be best to move it up a day. Considering Wednesday was warm and sunny, they hope the decision paid off.

"If the weather comes in tomorrow night like it's expected, it's going to be pretty bad, and we don't need kids running out with masks on when you can't hardly see. We don't want to take a chance on some child getting injured and killed," said Mayor Bob Joslin.

The community's fall festival is prepared to welcome families to the ninth annual event. This year's is much larger. Seven other area churches pooled their resources together to hold the event so thousands could show up and have fun.

All Wednesday, organizers set up inflatables and prepared music for kids to enjoy later in the night. The decision was made Monday to move the event up a day with the threat of rain. Organizers said they can have fun Wednesday night and enjoy family time together on Thursday.

"There's not going to be the need to go trick-or-treating. They're going to get everything they're going to get right here. We've got 3,000 hot dogs, 2,500 candy bags and 22 inflatables," said organizer Theresa Mayo.

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