Trick-or-Treat Begins, Safety A High Priority

By: Al Knox - Email
By: Al Knox - Email

It’s that time of year kids look forward to all year long, Halloween. That means one thing, children will be out in full force, looking to fill their bags with goodies.

But before heading out, there are a few things parents, and children should be aware of to make your Halloween a good time.

Halloween is just a few days away, and some communities have already began trick-or-treating. Before kids get too excited, officers want to make sure they are aware of some of the dangers they may face.

It’s a time meant to have fun, and get bellies full of sugary treats. The Wausau Police Department says it’s a time for people to be aware too. Parents need to make sure their children are never left alone, especially the younger children.

Another piece of advice is making sure all children can see, and be seen easily, especially after dark. This can be one of the biggest difference makers.

Wausau Patrol Officer, Jill Kurtzhals says Halloween is a time parents need to be prepared for. “We ask that parents walk with their children when they are out for the night. If children are going to be out during the dark hours, we ask that they wear bright colors or something that is flashing, so neighbors or people driving around can see them."

Making sure the candy your children get is safe is another concern. Inspecting the entire bag or bucket may seem time consuming, but according to officers, it is well worth the time, and a relief knowing the candy your kids are eating is safe.

Some communities like Antigo and Stevens Point began trick or-treating Sunday afternoon. But for others, like Wausau, trick-or-treating doesn’t start until Wednesday- Halloween night.

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