Halloween hours and safety

Published 9:34 am Saturday, October 28, 2017

Trick or treat

Trick or treat hours have been scheduled for the following times in area cities:

• Danville — 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 31 downtown; and 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 in neighborhoods

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• Junction City — 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 31

• Perryville — 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31

• Harrodsburg — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 downtown

• Stanford — 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31

Safety tips

Boyle County Emergency Management Director Mike Wilder said Halloween can be a dangerous night for kids, as children “are more than twice … as likely to be hit and killed by cars on Halloween than any other day of the year.” He provided the following safety tips:

• Children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult

• Instead of masks, use face paint or make up

• Carry glow sticks and/or flashlights

• Costumes should fit well children won’t trip over them

• Only cross streets at the corners

• Don’t use electronic devices while trick-or-treating, because it can cause children to be distracted while walking

• Make eye contact with drivers while walking along and across streets

• Drivers on Halloween night should pay extra attention for children in the streets

• Parents should check candy for tampering before allowing children to eat it