So you were planning on throwing a party for all your friends on Halloween? Well cancel the plan and just sit tight in your home on one of the biggest party days of the year. There will not be any Pumpkin shopping or any spooky decoration awaiting kids. The authorities in their active search for the suspect accused of killing a state trooper cancelled Halloween, so no trick and treating in northeastern Pennsylvania.
The annual parade and beloved Halloween ritual of Barrett Township was cancelled by police on account of a police manhunt for Eric Frein (Freen). Frein is wanted for open firing outside the barracks on September 12 killing Trooper Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass.
But there was a silver lining in the form of a very successful truck and treat event organized in school parking lot. It included everything from candy to custom and is trunk decorated in Halloween theme. There was a good turn out of kids as well as adult and the event was adjourned as a success. But as per Halloween parade chairwoman Betty Oppelt the community misses its tradition this year.