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Posted on: October 28, 2014

[ARCHIVED] 2014 Trick or Treat Hours and Safety Tips

This year's Trick or Treating will occur on Friday, October 31st from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

The Highwood Police Department encourages safety and supervision during the annual Trick-or-Treat season. It is especially important for parents to adhere to a few safety rules for their children when they are trick-or-treating.

Know your treaters' route

Take a flashlight

Be sure costumes, shoes, and treat bags are safe.

Remind kids not to enter strangers' homes or cars.

Set rules about not eating treats until kids get home. Be sure to inspect all treats before allowing kids to eat them.

Candy that has been opened should be thrown away. Any homemade treats or fruit should be inspected closely.

Remember drivers have a hard time seeing people, especially at dusk.

Never cross the street from between parked cars.

Watch open flames from jack-o-lanterns as they can catch costumes and long wigs on fire.

Make sure that fake knives, swords, and guns are made from cardboard or other flexible materials to avoid accidental injury or worse, have them mistaken for the real thing!

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