Some Neighborhoods Will Celebrate Halloween Tuesday

Southaven, Ms

With heavy rain in the forecast for Wednesday night, many neighborhoods in DeSoto County will be seeing ghost and goblins Tuesday October 30th.

Colonial Hills Neighborhood Watch page was all a buzz Monday night with parents using social media to decide if they wanted to move the holiday.

“We kinda took an unofficial poll and most parents wanted to have trick or treating on Tuesday” said Charlie Hoots the neighborhood watch coordinator.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if there is a break in the weather Wednesday night that some children may be out then too”.

Southaven Mayor Darren Musslewhite released the following message on social media Monday.

“Due to the weather forecast for rain and thunderstorms Wednesday night, I’ve received calls requesting that I change the night for “trick or treating” to Tuesday night.

It’s important to communicate that, as Mayor, I don’t have the authority to change holidays or traditions. However, with hopes of making a good suggestion for our citizens, I would recommend that residents be prepared for children on Tuesday night and neighborhood organizations communicate directly with their neighbors regarding their plans.

The mayor went on to say:

“The City’s “Trunk or Treat” event at Snowden Grove Park has been moved up to Tuesday night from 5:00-8:00 for this very reason”.

Colonial Hills Neighborhood Watch will have their safety patrols out Tuesday night and if the weather breaks on
Wednesday they will be out then too.

Neighborhoods in Hernando, Horn Lake and Olive Branch have also made plans to celebrate Tuesday night.

Some churches and groups are still planning on having their festivities as planned on Wednesday
night, but have moved them inside.

Trinity Church, on Colonial Hills Drive, will be having their trunk or treat in their gym Wednesday.

Life Fellowship West Campus at 6444 Goodman Rd, in Walls will move inside also.

With all this moving around the children will surely have a fun time but don’t be surprised if you have Trick or Treaters on both nights.

Happy Halloween…

Trick or Treat Forecast By DeSoto County Newsrooms Sam Rikard.
Wednesday will cloudy with highs in the middle 70’s and lows in the middle 50’s. A slow moving cold front will bring rain to the area, possibly heavy at times with a few thunderstorms and gusty winds. Rain chances increase dramatically during the late afternoon hours and continue overnight.

Here is my best guess at trick or treat conditions for DeSoto: 4 PM Rain Chances 50%, 5 PM Rain Chances 70%, 6 PM Rain Chances 80%, 7 PM Rain Chances 90%. Rainfall totals should average 2-3 inches with this event that won’t move out until Thursday afternoon.