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Prospect Village October 31th 4:30pm to 6pm Parade at 7pm
Morral Village October 31st 5:30pm to 7pm
Caledonia Village October 31st 5:30pm to 7pm
Green Camp Village October 31st 5:30pm to 7pm
Waldo Village October 31st 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Larue Village October 31th 5pm to 6:30pm
New Bloomington Village October 30th 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Marion Twp: October 31st 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Marion City October 31st 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Sheriff Tim Bailey wants everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween holiday and has issued a set of Halloween safety tips to help reduce crime and accidents on the Saturday, Oct. 31 holiday.
Choose costumes that are bright and contain reflective material.
Add a reflective stripe if necessary to make your child more visible to drivers.
Carry a glow stick or glow necklace to be more visible.
Avoid costumes that cover a child’s head and may prevent them from seeing a vehicle or other hazard.
Remember toy guns look real. Choose costumes that do not contain guns or weapons.
The sheriff also suggest that parents should:
Accompany young children when they go trick-or-treating.
Carry a flashlight, cell phone and first aid kit.
Teach children how to dial 9-1-1 if they encounter an emergency.
Plan a route with your children and agree on a time to “check-in” with family.
Only let children trick-or-treat in neighborhoods parents are familiar with and only to houses with front porch lights on.
Caution children to never enter a person’s home while trick-or-treating.
See that trick-or-treaters cross streets at intersections only.
Have trick-or-treaters eat dinner before going out, or take a snack from home. Do not allow your children to eat any candy unless, checked by an adult first. Any unwrapped items should be discarded.
Before you allow your child to knock on any door, become better informed. Check the Ohio Offender Watch Sex Offender Registry website. Learn who lives in the houses you plan to visit. Be cautious rather than sorry!
Notify your neighborhood watch groups of the trick-or-treating” times, and have them walk the neighborhoods to look out for children.
Remind children to have respect for their neighborhood. Although some activities may seem like fun -- smashing pumpkins, “egging,” spray painting and spraying property with shaving cream are all illegal activities that damage a person’s property.
Halloween also poses special challenges for people who will be driving while trick-or-treaters are out. The sheriff suggest:
Drive slowly (with lights on) and defensively all evening.
No one should drive a vehicle while wearing a Halloween mask of any type.
Be cautious, because young trick-or-treaters may dart out in front of you at anytime.
Obey all traffic signals, both as a driver and a pedestrian.
Driving under the influence laws will be strictly enforced, so make sure you have a designated driver.
Persons under the age of 21 should not drink any alcoholic beverage.
And Halloween can be a traumatic or even dangerous time for pets. So the sheriff suggest:
Don’t leave your pet(s) out in the yard.
Many strangers visiting in strange costumes can be scary for some pets.
Make sure your cat or dog doesn’t dart outside when you open the door.
Don't dress your pet in a Halloween costumes, as it causes great stress for the animal.
Trick-or-treat candies of any type are not for pets. Chocolate is poisonous to many animals.
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