The City of LaFayette announced that Halloween will be observed on Friday, October 31 from 5:00-8:00 pm for children up to 12 years of age. Residents who do not wish to have trick-or-treaters are asked to please keep your porch light off during these hours.
The LaFayette Police Department asked that all motorists be watchful for children during this time. They also offered the following guidelines for those trick-or-treating:
- A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
- Use a flashlight, so you can see and be seen by others.
- Stay in a group, walk slowly and communicate where you are going.
- Only trick-or-treat in well-known neighborhoods at homes that have a porch light on.
- Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
- If no sidewalk is available, walk at the farthest edge of the roadway facing traffic.
- Never cut across yards or use alleys.
- Never enter a stranger’s home or car for a treat.
- Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations.
- Always walk. Never run across a street.
- Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom).
- Remove any mask or item that will limit eyesight before crossing a street, driveway or alley.
- Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn’t mean others will.
- Never consume unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be offered.
- No treats are to be eaten until they are thoroughly checked by an adult at home.
- Law Enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.