Halloween is Almost Here

It’s already nearing the end of October, which means decorations are being hung, movies are being played, and the thought of trick-or-treating is on everyone’s mind. In hopes you have all found the perfect costume for you and your family, PAL is here to give you four ways to stay safe this Halloween.

Be sure to use these tips at our up-coming events:

Trunk-or-Treat: October 25 from 5:30-7:00pm at Washington Elementary

Trunk-or-Treat: October 25 from 6:00-7:00pm at Orchards Elementary

Booville: October 26 from 10:00am-1:00pm at Marshal Center

Glow Sticks

Dollar Tree sells glow bracelets and necklaces, as well as glowing wands and other toys for children to use or wear while trick-or-treating. This can help make children easily noticeable in a crowd, as well as seen by cars and other trick-or-treaters when walking from house to house.

Older Trick-or-Treaters

Remind any children who are trick-or-treating without an adult this year to always stay with their friends. Also, checking in regularly by phone to ensure they are safe, as well as having a set curfew and route that both the parents and children understand.

Follow Road Rules

When trick-or-treating, make sure to set a good example to all children by staying on the sidewalk, using crosswalks when available, and looking both ways when crossing the road. If you are driving, remember to drive slow through residential neighborhoods.


It’s not the costume, makeup, or the fun glow sticks that kids are most excited about, it’s the candy. This can lead to kids eating and grabbing any candy they see in their bag, or on the ground. Make sure to check all candy before being eaten. Look for open packages, homemade goods, or any that look expired.