Sat., September 24, 2011 7:10am (EDT)

Tybee Island Moves Up Halloween
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga.  —  
Halloween on Tybee Island – well, trick-or-treating at least – is moving up two days on the calendar. The actual date is a Monday, so residents of Lewis Avenue asked the city council for the change. The street known as Trick-or-Treat Street has special clout for the holiday, where more than 2,000 people come every October. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/juushika/260823789/>Juushika Redgrave via Flickr</a>.)
Halloween on Tybee Island – well, trick-or-treating at least – is moving up two days on the calendar. The actual date is a Monday, so residents of Lewis Avenue asked the city council for the change. The street known as Trick-or-Treat Street has special clout for the holiday, where more than 2,000 people come every October. (Photo Courtesy of Juushika Redgrave via Flickr.)
Tybee Island officials want to get the word out: any costumed candy seekers who come there for Halloween this Oct. 31 will feel like they've been tricked.

The Savannah Morning News reports the Tybee City Council has agreed to move trick-or-treating on the island to Saturday, Oct. 29th because the traditional date falls on a Monday.

The change was requested by residents of a single street. But Lewis Avenue has special clout at Halloween.

Also known as Trick-or-Treat Street, it draws more than 2,000 people every October, many from Savannah and other nearby communities.

Residents decorate their yards with tombstones and pirate ships and the city buys at least $1,000 worth of candy to make sure homeowners don't run out.