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NOTICE: Halloween 2013 Information

Children's Halloween

The trick-or-treat hours for 2013 have been changed to Friday, Nov. 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Here are some Halloween safety tips for you and your family:

1. Trick or treat during designated hours and only go to those homes that have a porch light on to welcome trick or treaters.

2. Carry a flashlight to light the way on streets and sidewalks. A flashlight will also help illuminate children for motor vehicles.

3. Make sure that costumes do not cause a safety hazard for children by being too long or include masks that affect their ability to see clearly.

4. Homeowners should make sure that pets are secured so that they don't become frightened by the children in costumes and activity that is out of the ordinary.

5. Children should be instructed to not eat candy until it has been inspected by an adult.

6. Adults should watch over all activity occurring in the neighborhoods to ensure the safety of children and to make sure the event remains fun for all.

7. Children should be instructed to NEVER enter the home of someone they don't know and to remain on the porch to receive their treats.

8. Any observed suspicious activity or tainted candy should be reported to police immediately.