Town of Bloomsburg Council set Trick-or-Treat Night for Saturday, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Halloween Safety TIPS
The Town of Bloomsburg Council would like to allow Trick-or-Treat Night to happen. With COVID-19, the event will be at everyone’s discretion if they wish to participate.
T: Teach children to be careful when crossing the street. Model safe behaviors by showing them how to make eye contact with drivers before crossing; look left, right and left again; cross at the street corners; and use traffic signals and crosswalks. When there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
I: Instruct your children to stop only at homes with outdoor porch light on and NEVER go into a stranger’s house or car.
P: Parents or responsible adults always should accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. If your older children are going alone or with a group of friends, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Also, give them a specific time to be back home.
S: Safety is of utmost importance for the trick-or-treaters, as well as the drivers. Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind your Trick-or-Treaters to:
- Stay in a group.
• Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
• Carry glow sticks or flashlights for visibility, to help them be seen by drivers.
• Carry a cell phone for quick communication.
• Notify the police immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.
• Drivers be on the alert for kids everywhere! Enter and exit driveways slowly. Drive slowly and anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic. Turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children in the distance.
• Parents make sure to sort and examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.