It’s that time of year when little ghosts and goblins take to the streets in search of candy and other treats. Communities all across the state are setting Trick-or-Treating hours for either Halloween Day on October 31, or during the weekend preceding the 31st. 

Most communities have their Trick-or-Treating hours posted on their official websites, and if none are posted, those wishing to participate in Trick-or-Treating are encouraged to call their city or village hall to learn dates and times for celebrating. 

The National Safety Council offers the following safety tips for Trick-or-Treaters: 

All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant. 
If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks. 
A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds. 
If older children are going out alone, plan and review an acceptable route. 
Agree on a specific time children should return home. 
Teach children never to enter a stranger’s home or car. 
Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends. 
Tell children not to eat any treats until they return home so that treats can be checked by an adult. 

The Senate Republicans encourage all families to have a safe and happy Halloween!   

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