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Trick-Or-Treat Safety Tips and Alternatives

Posted: Oct 30, 2012 7:46 PM by Elizabeth Miller
Updated: Oct 30, 2012 11:39 PM

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COLUMBIA - Tonight halloweeners are making the finishing touches for tomorrow's trick-or-treat costumes. But there are a few safety concerns to keep in mind when hitting the town for a bag full of candy.

Columbia Police Sergeant Matt Stephens on costumes:

  • Wear something reflective
  • Don't wear full eye masks so you can see

On trick-or-treating:

  • Stay in groups
  • Don't go inside the house to get the candy
  • Refrain from collecting unpackaged candy
  • Stick to houses with a light on
  • Don't go up to houses with loose animals

Tomorrow, two other trick-or-treating alternatives will be available for children to collect candy and celebrate Halloween indoors.

The 18th Annual Tiger Night of Fun will take place in the Hearnes Center Field House from 6-8 p.m. for children 12 and under.

The first annual Trunk-or-Treat will take place in the parking lot of the Woodhaven administrative building located at 1405 Hathman Place from 3-5 p.m. for families with young children.

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