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York County Announces Recommended Trick-or-Treat Hours for Oct. 31

York County has safety tips for Trick-or-Treaters.(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Unsplash)
(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Unsplash)

YORK COUNTY — York County announced its recommended hours and ages for trick-or-treating and is offering some safety tips this Halloween.

The county recommends kids age 12 and under trick-or-treat between 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.

The county also recommends the following for a safe and fun Halloween:

  • All costumes, wigs, and accessories should be fire-resistant
  • If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags or give them glow sticks
  • Consider wearing bright and/or light-colored costumes, which are easier to see at night.
  • Opt for non-toxic Halloween makeup over masks, which can obscure vision
  • Have an adult accompany younger children
  • Residents are asked to turn on porch lights to identify homes that wish to receive trick-or-treaters. Please avoid houses where porch lights are off.
  • Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car
  • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home, and take care to avoid any food allergies
  • Remind children to be careful, watch for traffic, and to use flashlights.
  • Motorists should watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, and enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.

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