Kids love Halloween! To dress up in scary costumes and go door-to-door yelling “Trick or Treat” is one of the great adventures of autumn.
Trick or treat hours within the Village will be 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. Follow these easy tips to keep children safe:
• Always go trick or treating accompanied by an adult.• Only Trick or Treat at Houses that have their front porch light turned on.• Stick to the designated trick or treat time and pick subdivisions and areas with many homes.• Plan a safe route so you know where your children are at all times. Carry a cell phone.• Stay together as a group if going out without an adult. • Stay in well-lit, populated areas and do not wander off by yourself.• Do not eat any treats until they can be examined at home by an adult.• Never enter a home, back or side yard of a stranger or get into a stranger’s car. • Carry a flashlight, glow stick or have reflective tape on costumes to make them more visible • Make sure costumes are flame retardant or have been treated with fire retardant spray.• Avoid masks. They limit vision. Use make-up instead.
Remember that this is a day of fun. Bensenville does not tolerate vandalism. Damaging property is a crime and the police will arrest those who think they can get away with mischief because it is Halloween.