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Area Cities Set ‘Beggars Night’ Hours

Posted: Friday, October 16th, 2009 at 6:19 am

The frost is on the pumpkin and high school football seasons are winding down, and that means soon there will be thousands of children hitting the sidewalks of area communities in search of sweet treats. Halloween night falls on Saturday this year, but most communities are holding their “beggars’ night” one day earlier – on Friday October 30th.

Knoxville, Melcher-Dallas, Pleasantville and Monroe have all established 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. that night as their official hours, while candy-collectors in Bussey will be out from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday as well. Pella, however, has opted to go for the traditional October 31st night, with “beggars’ night” hours set from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. that Saturday.