It's that time of the year again, when all the little Avengers, zombies, ghosts, and goblins come knocking on your door, holding up a bag, not saying anything and expecting you to drop candy in their bags. Not to mention the weird adults who are in costume that think it's cool to trick-or-treat. Ok, that may be a bit harsh, but you know what we mean...It's Halloween!
The Sheriff's Department has some tips to help you have a fun and safe evening. Remember, it's all about our kids making memories and stuffing their faces with all the candy that can be handled!
1. Remember, there will be lots of children out and about this afternoon. Be extra careful and watch for children crossing the road and walking down the side of the street.
2. Only visit people that you know when taking your children trick-or-treating. Family, friends, and local businesses are excellent places to visit.
3. Unfortunately, we have our fair share of mischief to happen on Halloween weekend. The sheriff's office recommends that you try to get in early and be extra careful if driving late at night.
4. Finally, remember that there will be extra law enforcement present this weekend to ensure the safety and security of the county. The Sheriff's office takes property damage and acts of mischief on our roadways very seriously, and we are working extra hard to protect and serve you during this holiday.
A popular trend these days is trunk-or-treating. This usually occurs in a large open area like a parking lot, where vehicles loaded with candy and treats open their trunks and hatches. Trick-or-treaters simply go from car to car, loading up on goodies. This year, be sure to stop by:
Chalybeate Fire Dept. from 5-7pm
Brownsville Missionary Baptist Church
The Community Church at Cedar Springs 5-6:30pm
Kyrock Fire Department (no trunk-or-treat, but will be passing out candy)
Lastly, send us photos of your kids' costumes! We'll put a slideshow together of EC's Halloween Highlights. Have fun, and eat all the candy you can hold...plus some!