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In Some Places, Halloween Comes Early
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Many Central Georgia communities, including Macon and Warner Robins, will hold trick-or-treat activities on Saturday, Oct. 30.

But depending on where you live, little ghouls and goblins could be visiting on Friday or Sunday nights.

In Forsyth, Halloween comes a little early on Friday, Oct. 29.

Children were already getting in the Halloween spirit on Wednesday at Forsyth United Methodist Church.

They dressed up in costumes, visited a 'spooky room', and made themed crafts.

And that's just the beginning for children in Forsyth.

Pre-kindergarten children in the city will have the chance to trick-or-treat with their schools at participating businesses in the downtown area Friday morning.

Elementary school kids will have the same opportunity Friday evening from 5:30-7:30.

 According to Mayor Tye Howard, all children are invited to trick-or-treat in Forsyth on Saturday, Oct. 31. 

"The reason we do that is if people have their Sunday evening activities or church," says Howard, "we just prefer not to celebrate Halloween on Sunday."

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert is recommending that the city's children go trick-or-treating on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Because Halloween falls on a Sunday night, the mayor says Saturday trick-or-treating will "ensure that they will be able to make the most out of the evening and not be bothered with following day bus schedules and morning classes."

The city of Macon will also host a fall festival on Friday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at Central City Park for kids 12 and under.

Bibb County commissioners are also recommending Halloween activities outside the city limits on Saturday.

Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen also issued a statement encouraging children to trick-or-treat on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  The statement says surrounding areas will also hold trick-or-treat at that time.

Centerville and Perry will both host trick-or-treating on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.

And Houston county commissioners are also asking for trick-or-treaters to hit the streets Saturday night.

In Dublin, the mayor's office has not recommended when people should celebrate, but downtown merchants are sponsoring trick-or-treating downtown on Saturday night.

Milledgeville will celebrate Halloween on Sunday, Oct. 31.

And the city of Gray and the rest of Jones County are both sticking with Oct. 31, Sunday night, according to the mayor's office and the county commissioner's office.

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