Decatur Police invite ghosts, goblins and other monsters to ‘Trunk or Treat’A Little Lion Marches in the Decatur Halloween Parade. File Photo provided by Lee Coursey.
Decatur Police will be holding pop-up Trunk or Treat stations today, Oct. 31.
From Police Lt. Jennifer Ross:
Decatur Police officers will be conducting pop-up trunk or treat stops at the following locations and times. Stop by to say hello to officers and pick up more treats!
Officers will be at the following locations at 7 p.m.:
– In front of Oakhurst Elementary
– Maxwell Street and 3rd Avenue
– In front of Winnona Park Elementary
– South McDonough Street and West Hill Street
– Glendale Avenue at Mt. Vernon Drive
– Electric Avenue at Robin Street
– Adair Street at Hibernia Avenue
– Kathryn Avenue at Chelsea Drive
Officers will be at the following locations at 7:30 p.m.:
– Ansley Street at Adams Street
– In front of FAVE on 5th Avenue
– Kirk Road at Oldfield Road
– Garland Avenue at Brower Street
– In front of The Church at Decatur Heights on Sycamore Drive
– In front of Clairemont Elementary
– Clarion Avenue at Nelson Ferry Road
– Superior Avenue at Willow Lane
Ross also provided some Trick or Treat safety tips for drivers and pedestrians:
Trick or Treat Safety Tips
– Costumes and candy bags should be bright or reflective so children can be seen. Carrying a flashlight and putting reflective tape on costumes is another option.
– Masks, costumes and shoes should be well-fitting to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
– Children should stay on sidewalks, look both ways before crossing streets and use established crosswalks wherever possible.
– Props like swords, knives and other objects should be made of soft or flexible material.
– Only visit homes with a front porch light on; and kids should only enter homes if they’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, Trick-or-Treaters should stay outside.
Reminder to Drivers
– Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
– Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
– Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
– Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
– Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot and be spotted from greater distances.
– Popular trick or treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours