FAYETTEVILLE – Cumberland County is asking trick or treaters to celebrate Halloween a day early this year.
The holiday falls on a Sunday this year, which is a day the Sheriff's Office says is traditionally for spending time with family and getting ready for the week ahead. That's why they are requesting that any trick or treating be done on Saturday this year.
The change has some residents who would like to stick to tradition frustrated, but the Sheriff's Office says the hours are simply a request.
"Just remember this is a courtesy curfew. Nobody is going to get citations. You're not going to drive down the road and see a patrol car full of ghosts and goblins because they decided to trick or treat on Sunday," said spokeswoman Debbie Tanna.
Trick or treating hours are set from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.