Trick or Treat is scheduled for Friday, October 31, 2014, from 12 noon to 9 p.m. in Manchester Township

imagesCASN93QUWhile Halloween is one of the most enjoyable times of the year for children of all ages, it can be one of the most dangerous if proper precautions are not taken.


The following tips should help keep the occasion safe and fun for everyone:

• Plan costumes that are bright and reflective.

• Make sure that shoes fit properly, costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with an open flame, costumes should not obstruct vision.

• Children 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

• Plan your route and share it with family members.

• Carry a flashlight so you can be seen by others.

• If possible, stay in groups and walk on sidewalks. If no sidewalk is available, use the farthest edge of the roadway.

• Look both ways before crossing the street and try to cross only at corners. Do not hide or cross in between parked cars.

• Only Trick or Treat in well-known neighborhoods and at homes that have a porch light

• Never enter a strange car or home to accept a treat.

• Be cautious of animals and strangers.

• Never eat unwrapped food items or open beverages.

• Have an adult inspect your treats before eating them.

• Notify Law Enforcement immediately of any sign of suspicious or illegal activity.

The Manchester Township Police would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Halloween.