Trick or treating times for the Plainfield community will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, October 31st.
Here are some tips to ensure a happy and safe Halloween.
- Houses wanting to be visited by trick-or-treaters should leave porch lights on.
- Parents should accompany all young children while trick-or-treating.
- Trick-or-treaters should only visit houses and apartments of people they know.
- Children should take their treats home for parents to inspect before eating.
- Children should be reminded to walk, not run, between houses and use sidewalks when available.
- Remind children to practice caution when crossing the street and cross only at intersections when traffic is clear.
- Motorists should be careful and alert during and around these hours.
- Parents need to purchase, or make costumes, that are light and bright enough to be clearly visible to motorists.
- To avoid a truly scary Halloween – think a house fire – avoid illuminating your carved pumpkins with real flames. Halloween poses a special risk because people tend to place jack-o-lanterns by their front door or in windows, where they can easily come in contact with flammable materials or get knocked over.