4-8 p.m., Thursday, October 31
To ensure that all have a fun and safe time trick-or-treating, the Public Safety Department requests that all keep in mind the following safety tipes and review them with your children:
- Have each child carry or wear something lit for visibility, such as a flashlight, glow bracelet or necklace or flashing attire. At least one person in each group should carry a flashlight.
- Consider using face paint or makeup instead of masks; it's more comfortable and doesn't obstruct vision like masks can.
- Check to ensure that costumes are flame-retardant.
- Wear well-fitting shoes to avoid trips and falls.
- Avoid costumes that drag on the ground.
- Think "practical" over "cute" when picking a trick-or-treat goody bag or container.
- Review your family's route for trick-or-treating beforehand, and set a time when kids should be home. Also, have a plan if your child gets separated from the group. A responsible adult or older teen should accompany each group.
- Only trick-or-treat at houses that have exterior lights on.
- Watch for traffic, obey all traffic signs, look before crossing the street and never cross between parked cars or in the middle of the block.
Children in grades K-8 are also invited to participate in the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce's Halloween Hello event on October 31 at participating businesses in downtown Glencoe from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.