Halloween celebrations all weekend long across eastern Oklahoma

Friday, October 29th 2004, 10:26 am
By: News On 6

Halloween is coming early this year for lots of Oklahoma communities. Because the holiday falls on a Sunday, and because many churches are doing their own thing, many towns are advising kids to trick-or-treat on Saturday.

News on 6 reporter Steve Berg says Sapulpa held a Halloween party downtown Friday and then they're trick-or-treating Saturday.

Some of the towns that are getting their candy early. Sapulpa, Okmulgee, Glenpool, Skiatook, Collinsville, Bartlesville, and Muskogee. The official day has been declared in Tulsa, Owasso, Bixby, Jenks, Wagoner, and Sand Springs.

Of course people are free to go wherever they want.

It could be a candy bonanza this year. Sapulpa’s Tami Fleak: "I feel like we're going to have trick-or-treaters running all over town all weekend long. Bless the parents that would have that much sugar in their kids Monday morning."

Surveys say about 54% of us are planning to wear a costume. And kids, 82% of Americans 55 and older are planning to hand out candy.

Other communities celebrating Halloween Saturday night include Eufaula, McAlester, Pryor and Vinita. Jay has declared Sunday as its official trick or treat night.