Trick-or-Treaters Disappointed Thursday Night Due to Severe Weather
PALMYRA, Va. (WVIR) - Many trick-or-treaters got a lot more tricks than treats on Halloween this year.
Several places and neighborhoods throughout central Virginia canceled events due to bad weather, leaving one Halloween fanatic very disappointed.
Jeff Spinello, who lives in Lake Monticello, puts up a huge Halloween display for the community to enjoy every year. He says hundreds of people come to his house on Halloween, but this year it was pretty quiet.
Earlier on Thursday, Lake Monticello sent out an official statement saying trick-or-treating is moved to Friday because a tornado watch was issued in the area.
Spinello says it's a bummer since he spends weeks putting up hundreds of decorations he calls a "Halloween show." This year’s weather forced him to take some decorations down due to the heavy winds.
Many people in the neighborhood were not happy with the decision to cancel trick-or-treating.
"I was looking online, there's some people giving them some flack about canceling Halloween, and I don't know I see it both ways, but it is a safety issue, but this storm might come after everybody would have trick-or-treated," Spinello said.
In addition to the Halloween show, Spinello also has a Christmas show that usually takes a month to put up. He says he will have to wait an extra day to start putting up those decorations.
The weather on Friday is looking clear and Spinello is expecting a bigger crowd because it won’t be a school night. He hopes his street is lined up with tons of people.