Halloween bash in Salem, Mass. to go off as planned despite scare from Sandy

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SALEM, Mass. - Sandy threatened to play a nasty trick on Salem's annual Halloween bash, but the storm caused only minor damage to the "Witch City" and the festivities will go on as planned.

Kate Fox, head of the city's tourism agency, said an estimated 50,000 costumed revelers are expected in the city on Wednesday for events culminating with evening fireworks over Salem Harbor.

Fox said the storm caused some power outages and forced a few attractions to close temporarily, but all were expected open for Halloween.

The festivities bring to a close the month-long "Haunted Happenings" celebration which generates approximately $25 million annually for the city where the famous Salem Witch Trials took place in 1680.

Geographic location: Salem, Mass., Salem

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