City of Morgantown gives tips to parents and children on having a safe Halloween

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The City of Morgantown shared some basic tips for parents and children to follow to make sure they have a safe time trick-or-treating. 

Parents should be aware of the route children will be taking if they are not accompanying them. A child’s costume should not interfere with their ability to walk or see and all candy should be inspected before consumed. 

Also, it’s advised for children not to go Trick-or-Treating alone, but in groups, and never go inside of a home. It’s important to stay on sidewalks and main roads and stay out of residents’ yards. 

“You also want to make sure that your child’s costume has some reflective gear in some way and is illuminated. You know, a lot of the Halloween costumes tend to be darker and things like that, which can cause problems as it gets dark out for motorists,” said Andrew Stacy, Communications Manager for the City of Morgantown. 

Main Street Morgantown is hosting trick-or-treating at downtown businesses from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday and a citywide trick or treating is this Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm.

A reminder to those that are handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, make sure that your porch light is on so that parents and children know you are participating. 

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