Posted: Oct 18, 2010 6:56 PM by Melissa Hawkes
Updated: Oct 19, 2010 9:14 AM
The small town of Basile is mainly known for the Swine Festival, which is why trick or treating typically comes a few days early in the town of two thousand.
Basile resident, Brenda Chibodeaux, said "it's usually early, but not this early."
This year ghosts and goblins will be knocking on doors on Tuesday October 26th--that's five days before the actual holiday. Fire Chief Michael Arnold says the reason for the move is safety.
Arnold said, "It still falls on a weekend and there are a lot of party-goers that puts the children at risk."
Resident, Sue Fontenot, added, "they are partying, they aren't paying attention to what's going on and if it was on a weekend, people wouldn't be taking the children out because they are too interested in going out and having a good time."
Another reason Halloween isn't coming later in the week is because of Bearcat Football.
One resident said, " football is the backbone of this community "
Arnold added, "we love hometown football so whether we have an away game or a home people people will be at the games."
Fontenot says it's a good thing... her Grandkids plan to double-dip by also visiting cities that celebrate later.
"We'll take them to Eunice, let them go trick or treating twice," Fontenot said.