City council urges trick or treating to end at 7 p.m.

Trick or treating in Cairo should wrap up by 7 p.m. next Wednesday at the wishes of the Cairo Mayor and Council.
The city council did not go so far as to implement a curfew for Halloween night, but city fathers are strongly recommending that trick or treating cease at 7 o’clock next Wednesday night.
Council members expressed their concerns for the safety of local children and youth out after dark due to the extensive amount of storm debris from Hurricane Michael littering the rights-of-way of practically every street in Cairo.
Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton recommended the city council take action to limit the hours of trick or treating.
“Due to the debris on the side of the streets it is unsafe after dark. It could be a real safety issue,” Addleton said.
Councilman James H. (Jimmy) Douglas also noted that there are still lines down. “They’re not hot wires, but they could be a problem,” Douglas said.
The debris piles, in many instances, have made the streets narrower and eliminated places to park in neighborhoods, both Councilmen Jerry Cox and Bobby Gwaltney commented.
The city manager said he was not recommending implementing a curfew, but he encouraged the council to strongly urge the public to limit the celebration of Halloween to the daylight hours.
“We will be hosting Boo on Broad downtown from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.,” Addleton reminded the council.
The council voted unanimously to recommend citizens not permit trick or treating later than 7 p.m. next Wednesday.

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