Trick or Treating hours for the City of Muncie will be from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. on Thursday October
Here are just a few safety
tips for a safe and fun Halloween.
Children should always go out trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult. If you have a group of kids going, the parents should
choose two or three of them to go along and keep
an eye on things.
Be careful when you cross a
street. Make sure to look in both directions and make sure that there
are no cars coming. If you have a little brother or sister with you, take their hand and help
them get across
For greater visibility during dusk and darkness,
decorate or trim costumes with reflective tape that will glow in the beam of a car''s headlights. Bags or
should also be light colored or decorated with reflective
tape. Reflective tape is usually
available in hardware, bicycle, and sporting
To easily see and be seen, children should also carry flashlights.
be short enough to prevent
children from tripping and falling.
Hats and scarfs should
be tied securely to prevent
them from slipping
over children''s eyes. Apply a natural mask of cosmetics rather than have a child wear a loose-fitting mask that might restrict breathing or obscure
vision. If a mask is used, however, make sure it fits securely and has eye holes
large enough to allow full vision.
Swords, knives, and similar costume
accessories should be of soft and flexible
material. Young children should
always be accompanied by an adult or an older, responsible child.
All children should WALK, not run from house to house and use the sidewalk
available, rather than walk in the street.
Children should be cautioned against
running out from between parked cars, or across
lawns and yards where ornaments, furniture, or clotheslines present
Have a great and safe Halloween!!
Chief of Police