Livingston announces trick or treat times

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 11, 2005

LIVINGSTON-The City of Livingston has announced its official Trick or Treat times for the upcoming Halloween holiday. This Oct. 31, which falls on a Monday, children ages 13 and under will be allowed to trick or treat from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Livingston Mayor Tom Tartt said this has been the time frame they used in previous years and felt they should stay with this format.

“In the past we have had it from about 4 p.m. until about 8 p.m. or when it starts to get dark,” Tartt said. “I think we will probably stay close to that.”

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The city will also conduct free examinations of candy. Tartt said anyone who wished to have their candy inspected was welcome to bring it by.

“Anyone that wants to bring their candy by and have it examined we will be glad to do that,” Tartt said. “We also want to encourage people when they are taking their trick or treaters around to watch out for others on bicycles.”

Tartt also encouraged drivers to be aware of their surroundings when taking their children from one location to the next.

“Sometimes it gets quite crowded,” Tartt said. “We just want to make sure everyone has fun and stays safe.”

Halloween can be fun, however, there are precautions that should be taken. The American Association of Pediatrics recommends these tips for trick or treaters:

A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.

If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.

Remind Trick-or Treaters:

Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.

Carry a mobile phone for quick communication.

Only go to homes with a porch light on.

Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.

If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.

Never cut across yards or use alleys.

Never enter a stranger’s home or car for a treat.

Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom).

Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn’t mean others will!

Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.