Hinsdale Police: Trick-or-Treat Responsibly

The department has a few suggestions for those making the rounds Monday night.

The following is a release from the :

The wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween and suggests the following guidelines.

  • Walk, slither and sneak on sidewalks, not in the street and cross the street only at corners.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars and low flying brooms.
  • If possible, use face paint instead of a mask that may cover your eyes.
  • For your safety, we recommend that children should go out during daylight hours only.
  • If children are allowed out after dark, outfits should be made of light colored or reflective type clothing so they are more visible. Carry a flashlight to light your way.
  • Small children should never be allowed to Trick or Treat alone. Make sure an adult or older sibling is with them at all times.
  • Children should only stop at familiar houses in their own neighborhood unless they are accompanied by an adult.
  • Instruct your child never to go into the home of a stranger or get in their car.
  • Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.
  • DO NOT ALLOW your children to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you.
  • Wash all fruits and cut them into small pieces before eating.
  • Examine candy closely and discard unpackaged and opened candies. When in doubt, throw it out.
  • Do not feed candy to wild animals!
  • If your children do go out without adult supervision, agree on specific times they must check-in and return home.

The Village of Hinsdale DOES NOT set trick or treat hours, but is recommending that children complete their trick or treating before dusk. HAVE A SAFE HALLOWEEN!!


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