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Posted on: October 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Trick-or-Treat Tips for a Safe and Fun Halloween

A graphic showing announcing trick or treat time for Morgantown will be Wednesday, October 31 from 6

Halloween is a fun time for everyone. There a few tips that parents and children can follow to make sure they have a fun and safe time trick-or-treating.

Parents should follow these tips:

  • Know what route or neighborhood your children will be trick-or-treating;
  • Make sure your child’s costume has reflective gear. If it doesn’t, they should carry a flashlight or glowstick to make them more visible;
  • Make sure your child’s costume does not impede their ability to walk or see; and
  • Always inspect your children’s candy before they consume it.

Children should follow these tips:

  • Always walk in a group and never go alone;
  • Stick to the sidewalks and stay out of the street and residents’ yards;
  • Never accept rides from strangers; and
  • Never go into a house when trick or treating.

If you are planning to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters this Halloween, make sure that your porch light is on. This let’s children and parents know that you are participating in trick-or-treat.

There are two trick-or-treat times that residents should be aware of. Main Street Morgantown will host trick-or-treating at downtown businesses on Monday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Residential trick or treating will take place citywide on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Morgantown Police Department is committed to its goal of eliminating crime in our city.  Citizens are encouraged to become a “Partner in Policing”, by reporting suspected criminal activity to Morgantown Police Department Switchboard at 304-284-7522. If you need immediate Police attention or a crime is in progress call 911.

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