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Oct 25

A Fun and Safe Halloween

Posted on October 25, 2016 at 9:05 AM by Communications Department

Next Monday, the streets will be filled Halloween_SCwith kids dressed in costumes headed to collect candy in the spirit of Halloween from dusk until 8 PM. Although some families may opt to attend planned gatherings and community events, some will choose to participate in the old fashion neighbor-to-neighbor trick or treat visit. The Newport News Sheriff's Office wants to be sure that however residents choose to celebrate Halloween, that the day is both fun and safe.

Here are a few reminders and tips.
  • Trick or treating is reserved for youth 12 years of age and younger. 
  • Trick or treat activities must be completed by 8 PM. 
  • Residents who are over 16 years of age should avoid wearing a mask or anything that conceals their identity out in public. 
  • Drivers should be cautious while navigating neighborhoods and intersections as there will be children who may be distracted while walking. 
  • Trick or treaters should try walking in groups on sidewalks in well-lit areas with flashlights and reflective materials to be visible to drivers. 
  • Do not approach dark or poorly lit areas. 
  • Inspect all collected candy to ensure factory wrappers have not been damaged or altered. Avoiding eating homemade treats from strangers. 
  • Have an emergency contact number attached to the child or costume to be used by First Responders in case they are separated from the group or adults. Pumpkins_SC

If you are looking for a fun and free event, the Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism’s Youth Programs section is hosting a SPOOKTACULAR event, on Halloween from 5 PM-8 PM at the Denbigh Community Center, 15198 Warwick Boulevard.