Community to ‘Trick or Treat’ Monday

Published 6:01 pm Tuesday, October 25, 2022

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Halloween falls on Monday this year and trick-or-treaters will be given a three-hour window in which to canvas the community for treats.
Both Brewton and East Brewton will observe the annual event from 5 to 8 p.m.
Motorists are encouraged to be extra vigilant during this time frame to ensure safety of goblins, super heros and princesses that will, no doubt, be roaming the streets of the community.
Both communities will have additional police patrols watching for any issues that may arise during the evening.
Taking precautions to stay safe is an important reminder for the special holiday festivities:
• Make sure you’re visible when trick-or-treating. Reflective tape, glow sticks, flashlights, or camping lanterns can make pedestrians more visible to motorists.
• Pedestrians should walk on sidewalks if they are available. When sidewalks are not available, walk facing traffic and do so as far off to the side of the road as you can get.
• Drivers should be especially alert to pedestrians on Halloween. Drive slowly, as many kids scurry from house to house in search of Halloween candy.
• Pedestrians and drivers should follow the rules of the road, stopping at intersections and crossing in crosswalks.
• Consider alternatives to carving pumpkins, since the risk of being cut while carving is high. If you want to carve, leave the carving to adults. Utilize battery-operated flameless candles or glow sticks to illuminate Jacko’-lanterns.
• All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant. Make sure that costumes do not impede your ability to walk or see.
• Test makeup to check for skin irritation before application. Remove it promptly after returning home.
• Set up a buddy system so that no one is going it alone. Agree on a specific time children should return home. Adults should chaperone young children.
• While incidences of candy tampering may be minimal, no one should snack on candy until it has been inspected. Inspections also protect against food allergies.
• The candy bounty should be rationed so no one overindulges and feels ill later on.
Halloween season is a fun time of year, but safety should go hand in hand with all the celebrating on this special day.