Trick or treating is on Halloween in Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Clinton, and Oliver Springs, officials said Monday.
Some parents and Oak Ridge Today readers have asked whether there is an official trick or treating date and time. There is not. The Oak Ridge City Manager’s Office said trick or treating is always on Halloween, and the city doesn’t specify times, leaving it up to the parents’ discretion.
Government representatives in Anderson County, Clinton, and Oliver Springs confirmed that there aren’t officials dates and times there either.
“We do not do anything different,” Clinton City Manager Roger Houck said. “It will be Halloween night.”
In Oak Ridge, there is also a high school football game on Halloween. The Oak Ridge Wildcats will play the Anderson County Mavericks in the last game of the regular season. It’s also the last in a series of four district games and Senior Night.
It’s a televised game, part of the Rivalry Thursday series on WVLT, said Mike Mullins, Oak Ridge Schools athletic director. That series features high school football games on Thursday nights.
A district title could be on the line. Oak Ridge could win the district championship if they beat Anderson County, and Powell defeats Campbell County. But Anderson County could win the title outright by beating Oak Ridge.
Mullins said Oak Ridge, which has won seven games, will likely be in the playoffs. Usually teams that have won five games make it to the playoffs, he said. But he doesn’t know yet who Oak Ridge would play and where.
“It’s tough to know where we’ll land,” Mullins said.
The Thursday night game starts at 7 p.m. at Blankenship Field in Oak Ridge, with kickoff at 7:05 p.m.
Earlier Thursday, in Anderson County, employees in some county offices at the County Courthouse will decorate, dress up, and hand out candy to children, said Leean Tupper, assistant to Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank.