The city of Dickson and Dickson County are not taking any position on when people choose to observe Halloween. Both Mayor Don Weiss and Mayor Bob Rial maintain that Halloween is not a government-regulated holiday. They both urge parents to use discretion in determining when to take children trick or treating in light of the forecast of rain and possible severe weather Thursday. But neither one has issued any declaration regarding when people should go trick or treating. The city of Dickson’s Parks and Recreation Department has canceled Spooks in the Park due to the forecast. It will not be rescheduled. Various other events are at the discretion of the organizations hosting them. The Cumberland Furnace Volunteer Fire Department and B.H. Stark Community Center have postponed their celebration until 5 pm Friday. The Vanleer Volunteer Fire Department will hand out candy 5-9 pm Friday. First United Methodist Church has moved its trunk or treat indoors on Thursday. Check directly with other churches about their trunk or treats or fall/harvest festivals. Many parents have asked about trick or treating in neighborhoods on Friday. The city and county are taking no position on this. It is totally up to parents whether they take their children out and up to residents whether you hand out treats Thursday, Friday or any other day. Final statement: There is no official declaration from any local government on when people can or should go trick or treating. Their position is Halloween is Oct. 31 and the rest is up to the individual. But they urge everybody to be safe. Happy Halloween.