The Village of New Lenox
has set the time for ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses to go
house-to-house in search of some Halloween candy.
Halloween trick or treat hours within the village boundaries are from 4:30-7 p.m. on Oct. 31.
The New Lenox Fire Protection District has posted some handy safety tips to keep in mind.
Tips to Keep a Spooky Day Safe:
When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out.
• Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume.
• It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candle in a jack-o-lantern. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit. When lighting candles inside jack-o-lanterns, use long, fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter. Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and far enough out of way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards.
For more NLFPD-approved safety tips, click here.