Trick-or-Treat Hours Announced, Safety Reminders Issued by Hamilton Police

Halloween trick-or-treat hours in Hamilton will be on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m., according to Police Chief Russell Stevens.

Halloween trick or treatStevens also encourages families and children to remember the Centers for Disease Control’s best practices for Halloween trick-or-treaters by following the “Safe Halloween” motto.

Here are some of the most important safety tips and reminders from Hamilton police.

  • Swords, knives and other costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.
  • Fasten reflective tape on costumes and bags to help drivers see you. Hold a flashlight while walking to ensure that you are visible.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible and walk on sidewalks wherever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic.
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before you eat them. Eat only factory-wrapped candy and avoid eating homemade treats offered by strangers.
  • Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult and only visit well-lit houses.
  • Never walk near lit candles or devices with open flames and be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
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