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