Zachary will observe Halloween from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.
The Zachary Police Department offers the following recommendations to help make it a safe and enjoyable Halloween for all little monsters:
A parent or responsible adult should accompany young children in their neighborhoods while trick-or-treating.
If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route that is acceptable to you by agreeing on a specific time when they should return home.
Children should go only to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
Because pedestrian-vehicle injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind trick-or-treaters to stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
Use reflective tape on costumes and candy bags.
Carry a cellphone for quick communication.
Remain on well-lit streets and use the sidewalk. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic, and never cut across yards, use alleys or cross streets between parked cars.
Don’t assume the right-of-way; motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters at night. Just because one car stops doesn’t mean others will.
Law enforcement should be notified immediately if a problem arises.
Plan for your children to wear costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure shoes fit well and costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with candles or open flames.