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