Mayor Seeks Trick or Treat Date Opinions

Although, he says, it is probably too late for this year, Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini is conducting a poll to determine whether the city should move trick or treat to the same day as other cities.

Fiorentini said it is up to the city council to make any changes to the date.

"For about two decades, by local ordinance (law) trick or treat in Haverhill has been set to the last Saturday in October from 5 to 7 p.m. Most of the time, this is NOT the same day that other communities celebrate trick or treat." He spells out the two sides of the issue. "Proponents say that they enjoy having it on a Saturday when there is no school the next day, and when parents do not have to rush home from work...People who favor the real date say that they are flooded with kids from out of town coming to Haverhill for a second trick or treat."

This year, Haverhill's trick or treat is observed Saturday, Oct. 25.

To participate in the poll, click here.