Richmond Hill residents vote to trick-or-treat on Sunday

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 5:21 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2021 at 10:23 AM EDT
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RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE: The residents of Richmond Hill have spoken. Trick-or-treating hours will be during the evening of Sunday, Oct. 31.

Residents were given the option to change the hours to Saturday but 60 percent of voters chose to keep trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

The mayor says this year with it falling on a Sunday, there was concern about religious conflicts.

So they left it up to a vote about whether they should change it to Saturday, but that falls on the Georgia/Florida football game.

The mayor says the city was shocked by the overwhelming response to the poll.

“That was a surprise. We had 1,800 responses so that was good. People were getting into it and there were a lot of comments about keeping it one way or the other and what we should do, but the people have spoken. And 60-40, you can’t really argue with that so it will be on a Sunday,” said Mayor Russ Carpenter.

So you can start getting those costumes ready! Trick or treating will be on Halloween from 5 to 8 p.m. in Richmond Hill.

📣📣 𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐲 𝐒𝐚𝐲𝐬! 💬 Trick-or-Treating within the city limits of Richmond Hill will be Sunday, October 31st from 5 to 8...

Posted by City of Richmond Hill, Georgia - Government on Thursday, September 30, 2021

PREVIOUS STORY: The City of Richmond Hill is polling residents on when they want to trick-or-treat in the city.

The city is asking residents to vote on if they want to change trick-or-treating to Saturday, Oct. 30 or keep it on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Please click here to participate in the poll. The poll will close on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.

Poll results would only affect residents living within the City of Richmond Hill limits, not unincorporated Bryan County.

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