Edmonson Voice Staff Report
County and city officials have announced that Halloween will be celebrated on Halloween night, Monday, October 31, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm in Edmonson County and the Brownsville city limits.
"Apparently, there's been some confusion as to when we are recognizing Halloween in Edmonson County for whatever reason, so to be clear, it is actually on Halloween," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "With that being said, we'd like to remind our trick-or-treaters and their parents and guardians to only visit homes you know or local government, churches, or reputable business Halloween activities."
Brownsville City Police Chief Jeff Jewell said the same applies for activities within the city limits.
"With 'Halloween On The Square' this year, there will be much more activity on our city square," he said. "We ask parents to make sure your children have proper supervision, watch out for our kids around our streets, and make sure trick-or-treaters have proper lighting like flashlights or glow sticks if you're going to be out near and after dark."
Authorities are also asking for trick-or-treating to conclude at or near 7pm, when daylight ends.
"Just use common sense," Chief Jewell said. "Keep an eye on your kids and be aware that children will be very active and may not see moving traffic."
Sheriff Doyle said the goal for Halloween is to ensure a safe and fun environment for all. "We want everyone to enjoy Halloween and have a good time, so our office will be out in full force to curb any mischief or criminal activity as best we can to keep everyone as safe as possible."