A request from local officials that Barrow County parents observe Halloween trick-or-treating this year on Saturday, Oct. 30, instead of Oct. 31 continues to generate controversy.
On Sept. 30, Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith, acting as the spokesperson for local mayors, police chiefs and county commissioners, issued a press release advising parents of the request.
Since issuing the release, Smith has received several phone calls and emails from parents opposed to the plan. Smith said one person even accused him of attempting to “ruin our national holiday.”
Smith has tried to reassure concerned citizens that the request is just that – a request.
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