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Rayne cancels annual Fright Fest; trick or treating still on

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Posted at 8:04 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 21:04:27-04

The City of Rayne has canceled its annual Fright Fest this year.

According to Mayor Chuck Robichaux, the cancellation is due to to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the Fright Fest is off, trick or treating in the city is still on because Acadia Parish is open under Phase 3 guidelines. Rayne's trick or treating hours this year are from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on October 31.

Robichaux asks that residents "bear in mind that the dangers and risk of COVID-19 still exist," and to participate safely by making good decisions on where children trick or treat. He adds that trick or treaters should only visit homes that are willing to participate, wear masks, practice social distancing, and participate with family and friends versus unfamiliar neighborhoods and homes.

Rayne Police will have extra officers on patrol on Halloween to ensure a safe experience.

"Please be courteous and respectful to others," Robichaux said. "The safety of citizens is most important, but we're thankful that it's safe enough to have some fun at Halloween."

More trick or treat times for Acadiana can be found here.

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