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When is Trick-or-Treating in Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant?

There are still a few weeks left to decide on costumes and to stock up on candy before the annual parades of costumed kids commence.

Goblins and ghouls, princesses, fairies and superheroes will walk the streets of Mount Pleasant and Racine on Sunday, Oct. 28, looking for sweet treats during the annual trick-or-treat time. 

Trick-or-treating will take place from 4 to 7 p.m.

But in Sturtevant, they're sticking with tradition and taking the tykes around from 5 to 7 p.m. on Halloween followed by the community bonfire at 7:30 p.m. at Firemen's Park.

And before you send your little ones to collect their goodies, here are some trick-or-treating safety guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

  • Wear costumes made of fire-retardant materials; look for “flame resistant” on the label.
  • Wear bright, reflective costumes or add strips of reflective tape so you’ll be more visible.
  • Wear makeup and hats rather than masks that can obscure your vision.
  • Test the makeup you plan to use by putting a small amount on the arm of the person who will be wearing it a couple of days in advance. If a rash, redness, swelling, or other signs of irritation develop where the makeup was applied, that's a sign of a possible allergy.
  • Check FDA’s list of color additives to see if makeup additives are FDA approved. If they aren’t approved for their intended use, don’t use it.
  • Don’t wear decorative contact lenses unless you have seen an eye care professional and gotten a proper lens fitting and instructions for using the lenses.
  • Don’t eat candy until it has been inspected at home.
  • Trick-or-treaters should eat a snack before heading out, so they won’t be tempted to nibble on treats that haven’t been inspected.
  • Tell children not to accept—or eat—anything that isn’t commercially wrapped

Here are some more Halloween tips from the FDA, and here are a few more from the Mayo Clinic.

AlyssaC.LovesWI262 October 24, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Yes, Racine County, one of the few laces in America where most kids are not allowed to go on the 31st. Mt Pleasant is 28th and Sturtevant is 31st,
AlyssaC.LovesWI262 October 24, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Yes, Racine County, one of the few places in America where most kids are not allowed to go on the 31st. Mt Pleasant is 28th and Sturtevant is 31st,
Heather Rayne Geyer October 15, 2013 at 10:55 AM
Isn't Sunday the 27th?
Luis Gutierrez October 27, 2013 at 10:04 PM
is there going to be trick or treating on the 31st of october
Luis Gutierrez October 27, 2013 at 10:05 PM
in Sturtevant or mount pleasant or racine wi

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