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What Are The Hours For Trick or Treating in Evanston?

Official trick or treating takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 in Evanston.

Are your kids ready to load up their pillowcases and plastic pumpkins with enough candy to keep your dentist in business for years?

This Wednesday, Oct. 31, official trick or treating hours last from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., according to the City of Evanston.

Whether you'll doling out candy, painting faces or trying to keep the children from bouncing off the ceiling, keep in mind these tips from the Red Cross:

For Parents:

  • Make sure kids under 12 go trick-or-treating with a parent or other trusted adult.
  • Give kids a flashlight or glowstick and add reflective tape to their costumes to make them more visible to motorists.
  • Write your child's name, address and phone number on a piece of paper and pin it to his or her chest.
  • Examine candy before kids eat it, and throw out anything unwrapped or opened.

For Kids:

  • Stay in neighborhoods you know well and only go to houses with exterior lights on.
  • Only accept candy at the door; don't go inside.
  • Cross the street only at corners and look both ways for oncoming cars.

For Drivers:

  • Slow down and watch for children, especially while backing out of driveways or making turns. 
  • If you're driving kids to an event, let them enter and exit the car only from the curb side of the vehicle.

For Candy-Givers:

  • Consider the age of the child to whom you're giving candy. Small hard candies can be a choking hazard for little kids.
  • Clean up lawn accessories and clear your walkway so kids don't trip.
  • Keep Fido and other pets inside.
victoria smith October 13, 2012 at 01:54 PM
I would really like to know from the kids, what are some of the best candy bars . I know that every year I roam the candy isles in search for what I think kids like to recieve in their bags. Candy has gotten exspensive, and I would rather buy something that kids will enjoy than to think it was ending up in the garbage. Every year we get different numbers of kids coming through our neighborhood. Last year we had 20, the year before we had over 50. It seems that there is a pattern on our street of some years many and other years hardly at all, which leaves us with tons os candy, or running out . I know that most of the neighbors work and do not get home until 6 or after, so of coarse quite a few of the houses are dark. I feel for the kids that actually are out right after school and are faced with empty bags because it is way to early, but on the other hand, we have had many that come after 8pm in droves from the city. Wish that halloween was more consistant the way it was when I grew up. Either way, I love seeing the kids and the parents all dressed up!

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