Released on October 28, 2010 - 8:56am
Oct 25

Mayor Craig A. Moe announces Halloween Trick or Treat night will be held on Sunday October 31, 2010 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Mayor Moe urges all parents to put safety first as they make plans to celebrate Halloween this year.

Children in light colored costumes are easier to see. If the costume is dark in color, reflective tape can be added to improve visibility after nightfall. Costumes that are too long can cause a child to trip, as can shoes that are poorly fitted “costume” shoes. Please consider comfortable walking shoes instead. Make up and face paint are much safer to use than masks which can obscure vision. Please advise children not to eat anything until returning home when a parent or adult can examine the candy and any unpackaged items should be discarded.

For those preparing to welcome trick or treaters at home, please be sure to turn on any exterior lights and make sure to remove any obstacles from steps, sidewalks, and lawns. Never encourage a child to enter your home. If you must be out driving, please drive with extra care since you never know what “creature” may suddenly cross your path!

Anyone observing any suspicious or criminal behavior, or that finds anything wrong with a “treat” brought home, is asked to call Laurel Police Department 301-498-0092 immediately.

Any parent that would like to know if any registered sexual predators or offenders live in the areas their child will be trick or treating, can get this information on the Maryland Sex Offenders Search website

For additional information, contact the Public Information Office at 301-725-5300 Ext. 244

For Immediate Release
October 25, 2010
Contact:   James Collins, Public Information Officer
               301-725-5300, ext. 244
                E-Mail: [email protected]

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