Spook night tonight
By Leigh Anne Butler
The City of Tallassee has designated official “Trick or Treat” hours for 6:00 until 8:00 this evening, Tuesday, Oct. 31. If you are home and participating remember to turn on your front porch light to let parents and children know you are handing out treats.
Take a minute to read these quick and simple Treat-or-Treat safety tips to keep your little ones safe this Halloween.
Never Trick-or-Treat alone. A parent or responsible adult should accompany children.
Carry a flashlight to illuminate sidewalks and driveways. Make sure to put new batteries before Trick-or-Treating.
Always walk, and not run. Stay on sidewalks, obey traffic signals and only cross the streets at corners.
Only Trick-or-Treat in areas or neighborhoods you are familiar with.
Only accept treats in the doorway, never go inside a house.
Stay away from unfamiliar dogs or animals.
Inspect treats at home before eating. If in doubt, throw it out.
If you are on the roads, drive slowly.
If you are driving trick-or-treaters, make sure they exit the vehicle on the curb side, away from traffic.