Trick-or-Treat Dates for Adams County

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Seaman, Peebles, Cherry Fork, West Union, Lynx, and Winchester : October 30th: 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Manchester : October 31st 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Follow these simple tips to keep little ghouls and goblins out of harm’s way on Halloween.

Kids

  • Never trick-or-treat alone. Walk with a group or trusted adult.
  • Walk from house to house, and look both ways before crossing the street. Don’t run, and use side-walks and crosswalks wherever possible.
  • Put reflective tape on your costume or treat bag to make sure drivers can see you in the dark, and carry a flashlight with you.
  • Examine all of your treats to make sure they are safe and sealed before eating them.
  • Don’t wear loose costumes or shoes that may cause you to trip, and use nontoxic makeup instead of a mask to make sure you can see clearly.
  • Make sure costume accessories such as swords or knives are short, soft and flexible.
  • Don’t approach dark houses when trick-or- treat- ing, and never go inside a stranger’s house.
  • Don’t approach pets while wearing a Halloween costume. They may not recognize you.

Parents

  • Provide healthier options for trick-or-treaters like low-calorie or low-sugar treats or nonedible items like stickers, erasers, pencils or small toys.
  • Keep candlelit pumpkins and luminaries away from walkways and doorsteps, and never leave them unattended.
  • Slow down and be on the lookout for trick-or- treaters when driving.
  • Never let kids trick-or-treat alone. Go with them if they are under age 12, and make sure older children are with a group of trusted friends. Go over the planned trick-or-treat route with your child, and be sure to set a curfew.
  • Make sure your porch and walkway are well-lit, and move any potential tripping hazards out of the path of trick-or-treaters.
  • Keep family pets away from trick-or-treaters, even if they are friendly.
  • Limit the amount of candy your kids eat each day, and encourage them to give away excess candy.

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