EBR officials keeping Halloween on Oct. 31
Officials in East Baton Rouge said today they’re keeping their trick-or-treating hours on Halloween, which falls on a Sunday this year.
Mayor-President Kip Holden’s office sent out a press release which said the parish’s official trick-or-treat hours were set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
According to the release, the Baton Rouge Police Department was being directed to concentrate heavily on neighborhoods throughout the city to make sure children and adults that are out stay safe.
BRPD also put out the following safety tips for parents with children that will be out on Halloween night:
- Never allow children to trick-or-treat without adult supervision.
- There’s safety in numbers, so always stay in groups.
- Use sidewalks and stay out of the street whenever possible.
- Wear reflective clothing or bright costumes.
- Trick-or-treat only in familiar neighborhoods.
- Do not allow children to eat any candy or treats until thoroughly checked by an adult.
- Call police if any suspicious activity occurs, or if candy is suspected to be tainted.
- Residents are urged to hand out only manufactured, sealed candy.