It’s that time of year when little ghosts and goblins take to the streets in search of candy and other treats. Communities all across the state are setting Trick-or-Treating hours for either Halloween Day on October 31, or during the weekend preceding the 31st.
Most communities have their Trick-or-Treating hours posted on their official websites, and if none are posted, those wishing to participate in Trick-or-Treating are encouraged to call their city or village hall to learn dates and times for celebrating.
The National Safety Council offers the following safety tips for Trick-or-Treaters:
- All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.
- If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks.
- A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds.
- If older children are going out alone, plan and review an acceptable route.
- Agree on a specific time children should return home.
- Teach children never to enter a stranger’s home or car.
- Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.
- Tell children not to eat any treats until they return home so that treats can be checked by an adult.
Senator Harriss encourages all families to have a safe and happy Halloween!