Halloween Information & Safety Tips
Trick or Treat is on Halloween day, October 31, from 4 - 6 p.m. For
Safety Tips, click here.
There is a parade from the Post Office to the American
Legion at 6:30 and then the Spook House at the Legion starts
Please leave a front porch light on if
you wish to be visited by trick-or-treaters. Following are
a few safety tips for the trick-or-treaters.
WHEREAS, miniature ghosts, goblins, witches and other mysterious creatures emerge each year on October 31st, and
WHEREAS, they ring doorbells of their neighborhood and friends to extort goodies, and
WHEREAS, the safety of these small creatures is assured by an accompanying adult, and
WHEREAS, this is a source of amusement and good cheer for both the very young and the older people whom they visit and entertain;
THEREFORE, I do declare and condone the rights of these mysterious creatures to ply their trade on the afternoon of October 31st from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and to join the GOBLIN’s WALK at 6:30 p.m.
Proclaimed this 13st day of October.
Mel Nieuwenhuis, Mayor
Susan Kitzman, City Clerk
Trick or Treat Safety
Plan your route with your family ahead of time. Pick streets
that are well lit and in your own neighborhood.
Parents should provide a watch and a time when children
should return home.
Trick-or-Treat with a parent, older sibling or with a group
of children if someone older can't go with you.
Children should go only to houses where the porch lights
are on, and never go into a house. Children should walk
house to house - NEVER RUN!
Children should carry flashlights after dark.
Wear a costume that fits and makes it easy for you to walk.
Strips of reflective tape or light-colored costumes will
make you more visible.
Parents should attach name, address and phone number to
sleeves of young children in case they become lost or separated
from their group.
A face mask may keep you from seeing well. Why not use
face makeup instead? If you must wear a mask, take it off
before you cross a street.
If a child has to cross the street, they should cross at
a crosswalk or corner, not mid-block and never between parked
cars. Look both ways before crossing and be alert for cars
turning at intersections.
Children should stay on sidewalks. If there are no sidewalks,
they should walk with the road on their right.
If someone drives when you Trick-or-Treat, buckle up every
time you get into the vehicle - even if it is only for a
Children should not eat treats until they return home and
parents inspect the treats.
If you choose to allow fruit to be eaten, it should be
cut and washed first.
Candy wrappers should be checked for tampering. Do not
eat anything that is not wrapped or appears to be tampered
with. If in doubt, throw it away.
Report any evidence of tampering to the Police Department
Additional Safety Links:
Halloween Safety Tips: American Academy of Pediatrics
Red Cross--October Health and Safety Tips