By: SNJ Today Staff
VINELAND, N.J. — Officials from the City of Vineland have announced trick-or-treating hours for Halloween.
This year’s trick-or-treating will take place on Saturday, October 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. The rain date will take place on Sunday, October 27 from 3 to 6 p.m.
“Halloween is a fun, festive time, and we all love to see the children dressed up in their scariest, silliest, funniest, and favorite costumes for their trick-or-treating adventure,” said Mayor Anthony Fanucci. “It’s heartwarming to see everyone working together every year to make sure that families wandering neighborhoods throughout the city are warmly welcomed, and stay safe. In order that it remains that way, we recommend the following to help make Halloween a treat for all residents.”
- Costumes, wigs, masks, and accessories should be fire-resistant and not obstruct vision.
- Test Halloween makeup you purchase on a small area first.
- A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds.
- Since it will get dark during trick-or-treat hours, carry a flashlight or glow stick to help illuminate children for motor vehicles.
- If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you.
- Agree on a specific time children should return home.
- Remind children to travel only in familiar areas and to stay with their friends.
- To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes, and lawn decorations.
- Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects, and not on a porch or any path where visitors may pass close by.
- Tell children not to eat any treats until they return home.
- Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation.
- Homeowners should make sure that pets are secured so they do not become frightened by costumed children or activity that is out of the ordinary.
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