The Trick-a-more Treat Festival that was scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather, organizers announced Friday.
Weather forecasts for the Newtown are area are calling for light snow along with rain and heavy winds on Saturday.
Shawn Ward is the president of the Sycamore Street Community Association, which was organizing the event. He said the decision to cancel the festival was not taken lightly and was made by the Board of Directors after careful consideration.
“We apologize for any inconvenience to our contractors, vendors and entertainers and the general public as well. Trick-a-more Treat is designed to be a safe, family-fun event and we cannot guarantee our attendees, vendors and entertainers safety given the conditions expected from the approaching storm,” he said.
Instead of the Trick-a-more Treat festival, Ward said the Sycamore Street Community Association will consider organizing a “Winterfest” event to be held in conjunction with the Newtown Corporation’s holiday parade, which is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3.
“We have some interesting ideas for that event if we can pull all our resources together in a short period of time,” Ward said, adding that one idea was to create a Christmas Village or similar attraction featuring Santa’s House, seasonal crafts, live Christmas music and food and beverages. Winterfest would take place on Sycamore Street from Silo Drive to Durham Road, where the Holiday Parade is planned to end.
“We want to thank our sponsors, vendors, contactors and township officials for their support in this effort,” Ward said.