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City of Janesville Trick or Treat Hours & Safety Tips

Post Date:10/05/2017 9:17 a.m.

City of Janesville Trick or Treat Hours & Safety Tips

The City of Janesville Trick or Treat hours are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. If you wish to be visited by trick-or-treaters, please leave a front porch light on. Trick-or-treaters should only go to homes that are well lit and have a light on. Often homeowners who don't wish to participate in the trick-or-treat ritual will leave porch lights off as a signal. Respect their wishes and go on to the next home.

The Janesville Police Department would like to remind citizens to have a safe and fun Halloween by ensuring their children participate safely. Here are some safety tips to keep you and your goblins safe this Halloween:

  • Only go to homes that are inviting visitors by leaving the front porch light on.
  • Wear a light-colored costume so you can be seen in the dark.
  • Wear strips of reflective tape and a flashlight to enhance visibility.
  • Make sure your costume won’t trip you or make it hard for you to see.
  • Wear face paint instead of masks to help with visibility.
  • Ask your parents or an older family member to escort you as you Trick or Treat.
  • Trick or Treat with a group of friends.
  • Trick or Treat in your own neighborhood on well-lit streets.
  • Walk on sidewalks if at all possible. Be extra-careful crossing the street at night and be sure to only cross at street corners.
  • Wait until you get home to eat treats. Don’t eat anything that’s not wrapped.
  • Notify the police about anything suspicious.

Please contact Sgt. Ellis at (608) 755-3133 for more information on Trick or Treat safety. 

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