halloweenTrick-or-Treat Information & Safety Tips

Trick or Treat is on Halloween day, October 31, from 4 – 6 p.m.

For some Halloween 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 after that.

Please leave a front porch light on if you wish to be visited by trick-or-treaters.

 Halloween ProclamationPROC Halloween-1

Trick or Treat Safety

General 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.

Costume safety
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.

Traffic Safety
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 few blocks.

Treat safety
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 – 728-6311.

Additional Safety Links:

Halloween Safety Tips | American Academy of Pediatrics

10 Red Cross Halloween Safety Tips | American Red Cross

13 Halloween Safety Tips to Keep Children and Pets Safe | Redfin.com

Halloween Safety Tips | Safe Kids Worldwide

Halloween Fire Safety Tips | National Fire Protection Association

Halloween Food Safety Tips for Parents | FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration

12 Halloween Safety Tips for Students | StateUniversity.com

Halloween Safety | AAA

Smart Road Tips for Halloween Safety | Consumer Reports

Fun Halloween Games and Crafts | Candy Warehouse

Tips to Make Halloween Fun for Children with Special Needs | KidCompanions.com

5 Ways to Keep Pets Safe on Halloween | Nationwide Insurance

Not-so-Spooky Halloween Safety Tips | ADT

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