||Starkville designates Halloween time
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — Trick-or-treaters will have two and a half hours to rack up on the candy this Halloween in Starkville.
Tuesday night, the Starkville Board of Aldermen voted to have Halloween trick-or-treating take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Alderman David Little presented the idea last night because he says Starkville's population will swell dramatically Friday, October 31.
That night precedes a Mississippi State University home game against Arkansas.
"The population will be ten-fold that weekend for the game against Arkansas," Little said.
He says as a way to be courteous, people who aren't participating in Halloween this year can turn off their lights at 8 p.m. so trick-or-treaters won't be tempted to knock on their door for one last score of candy.