Trick or treat set for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday

Published 10:36 am Monday, October 26, 2015

Maskers and other things that want to go bump in the night for Halloween will be able to make their annual rounds for goodies Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m., city and county authorities said.

“Chief (Walter) Armstrong and I met, and we decided trick or treat will be Oct. 31 from 5 to 7.” Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. “Usually, if trick or treat falls on a week day, we set trick or treat for 5:30 or 5:45 to 7 p.m. to give people time to get home from work. Setting it at 5 will still give the kids some daylight when it starts.”

Vicksburg police and the sheriff’s office will have extra officers out Halloween night during trick or treat, Pace and Armstrong said.

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The sheriff also offered some tips for trick or treaters.

“When children go out, they should wear light-colored clothing,” he said. “Do not wear masks, because they can restrict someone’s ability to see. Use face paint or some other type of makeup. Children should go trick or treat in a group with an adult, and someone should be carrying a flashlight.

“When trick or treating in a neighborhood, children should go to the homes on one side of the street, and when they reach the end of the street safely cross the street and then go to the homes on the other side of the street,” Pace said. “They shouldn’t go back and forth across the street when they trick or treat.”

For parents who would like to get an earlier start the Outlets at Vicksburg will have its annual mall-wide trick or treat event from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at participating stores in the Outlet Mall.


About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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