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When is Trick-or-Treating in Oak Creek?

There are still a few days left to decide on costumes and to stock up on candy before the citywide trick-or-treating on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Goblins and ghouls, princesses, fairies and superheroes will walk the streets on Sunday, Oct. 28, looking for sweet treats during Oak Creek's annual trick-or-treat time. 

Citywide trick-or-treating will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., and the safe site at the Oak Creek Historical Grounds will also be open for visitors. 

And before you send your little ones to collect their goodies, here are some trick-or-treating safety guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

  • Wear costumes made of fire-retardant materials; look for “flame resistant” on the label.
  • Wear bright, reflective costumes or add strips of reflective tape so you’ll be more visible.
  • Wear makeup and hats rather than masks that can obscure your vision.
  • Test the makeup you plan to use by putting a small amount on the arm of the person who will be wearing it a couple of days in advance. If a rash, redness, swelling, or other signs of irritation develop where the makeup was applied, that's a sign of a possible allergy.
  • Check FDA’s list of color additives to see if makeup additives are FDA approved. If they aren’t approved for their intended use, don’t use it.
  • Don’t wear decorative contact lenses unless you have seen an eye care professional and gotten a proper lens fitting and instructions for using the lenses.
  • Don’t eat candy until it has been inspected at home.
  • Trick-or-treaters should eat a snack before heading out, so they won’t be tempted to nibble on treats that haven’t been inspected.
  • Tell children not to accept—or eat—anything that isn’t commercially wrapped

Here are some more Halloween tips from the FDA, and here are a few more from the Mayo Clinic.

Sharon October 24, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Why can't children in Oak Creek trick or treat on Halloween? Most of the nation seems to feel it's safe enough to go at night. We should let the kids experience the fun of going out on the 31st even if it's not at night. I realize a lot of people may not want their kids out at night but it should still be on Halloween.
Jack October 24, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Kids have school. It would have to be at night. I'm more angry at the undesirables coming here from other areas to get candy because their home neighborhood is too poor.
Judy timber October 25, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Why can't we have at least 1 hour in the dark???
Sharon October 25, 2012 at 10:36 AM
I agree! I feel like it should be up to the parents and not the government to set safe trick or treat times for their children. That way if if parents will allow their children to go when it's dark out, they will at least have that option.

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