Trick or treat hours in #LoveTheCov

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Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story 2” entered the “group costume” category at the Latonia Halloween Block Party. (Photo used with permission of The River City News.)

 

COVINGTON, Ky. - Trick or treat hours have been officially carved in stone in the City of Covington: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 31 (it’s a Thursday this year). 

So ... start putting those costumes together, buy that candy, clear your sidewalk and/or steps of obstacles, cue up the scary music - whatever it is you do to prepare (and yes, we’re fully aware that “preparation” for some people means turning out the lights at 5:59 p.m. and pretending they’re not home).
 
Meanwhile, some safety tips for trick or treating:
  • Be very careful crossing streets.
  • Adults should accompany young children. Older children should travel in groups.
  • Stop only at houses with an outside light on.
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers.
  • Be wary of masks that obstruct vision. (Use face paint and makeup instead.)
  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 
  • Costumes shouldn’t cause kids to trip. 
  • Drivers need to slow down and be alert.
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