With the forecast saying rain is a sure thing and storms are possible for Thursday, the Dickson Parks and Recreation Department has decided to cancel its 9th annual Spooks in the Park for the sake of safety. Parks Supervisor Cherie Waychoff Wilson announced the decision late Tuesday night, saying the city wants to do what is best for the children. “We normally have around 2,500 children that attend our event and we feel this is the safest option. We feel it is in the children’s best interest to cancel. Sorry for any inconvenience,” Wilson said. This is the first time the annual free trick or treating event at Buckner Park has been canceled due to weather. The National Weather Service is predicting a cold front will move through Middle Tennessee during the day Thursday, dropping temperatures and bringing rain and the possibility of thunderstorms. The forecast also is prompting several area churches and other groups planning trunk or treats or other fall events for Thursday to make plans to move them indoors. Both Dickson Mayor Don Weiss and Dickson County Mayor Bob Rial have said in the past that since Halloween is not an official government-sanctioned holiday, the decision about when to trick or treat is left up to parents.