Reading sets Trick-or-Treat hours for a safe and spooky Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, and Mayor Morán has announced the official trick-or-treat hours for the City of Reading to ensure a fun and safe Halloween for all. On Tuesday, October 31st, 2023, the streets of Reading will come alive with costumed children seeking sweet treats between 5 pm and 8 pm.

Mayor Morán is encouraging all residents who plan on handing out candy to participate in the Halloween festivities by turning on their porch lights during the specified hours. This small gesture will make it much easier for young trick-or-treaters to identify participating homes and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout the community.

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Safety is a top priority, especially during Halloween, and Mayor Morán emphasized the need for vigilance. Drivers are urged to exercise extreme caution during these hours, as children will be out and about in costumes, crossing streets, and moving from one house to another in search of candy. Being alert and cautious can prevent accidents and ensure that everyone has a spooktacular time.

In addition to the official announcement of trick-or-treat hours, the City of Reading is offering some helpful tips to enhance the safety and enjoyment of Halloween night. These recommendations include decorating costumes and treat bags with reflective tape or stickers to improve visibility in the evening, choosing face paint and makeup over masks to maintain clear vision, ensuring costumes are the right size to prevent trips and falls, equipping children with flashlights to enhance their visibility, keeping a watchful eye on the road for vehicles, and walking on sidewalks and crossing streets at intersections and crosswalks instead of walking in the streets.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 31, 2023, from 5 pm to 8 pm, and get ready for a night filled with costumes, candy, and community spirit.

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