Press release from City of Batavia Police Department:
SUBJECT: Halloween Trick or Treating
DATE / TIME OF OCCURENCE: Monday, Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
If you plan on going door to door make sure you are properly supervised by a parent or responsible adult.
Do not go to homes where the porch lights are off
Use a flashlight to let drivers see you, and see where you are going.
To avoid tripping or injury don't wear costumes that are loose fitting and too long.
Don't wear masks that obscure your vision, make up is a good alternative to masks.
Wear reflective, bright colors to be seen by drivers after dark.
Walk on the sidewalks, or as near to the curb as possible if there are no sidewalks.
Observe safety rules when crossing or walking on the streets, and stay clear of traffic.
Parents should inspect any treats before you eat them!
The Batavia Police HIGHLY RECOMMEND as an alternative to going door to door, attend one of the Halloween events sponsored by local businesses.
Choose costumes that are marked flame retardant.
Make props such as magic wands and swords out of cardboard, rather than metal or wood.
Give and accept wrapped or packaged candy only.
Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay.
Have children stay within their neighborhood; only visit homes you know.
All “Trick or Treating” shall be completed by 9 p.m.
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!