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Mercersburg Police Department
Thursday October 26th, 2017 :: 11:19 a.m. EDT


Mercersburg Borough Trick or Treat Night is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Mercersburg Borough Trick or Treat Night is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

All Mercersburg Borough residents who wish to participate in the Mercersburg Trick or Treat Night should turn their porch light(s) on between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday October 28, 2017.

Home owners if you do not wish to participate, do not turn on your porch light(s).

Parents of children participating in Trick or Treat night are reminded to go only to houses with their porch lights on, and never enter a home or car for a treat.

Please consider the following tips if you have children who will participate in Trick or Treat Night:

Each child should carry or wear something lit, such as a flashlight, glow bracelet or necklace, or flashing attire for visibility.

Be sure walking areas are well-lit and free of obstacles

Parents or responsible adult should ALWAYS accompany young children.

When walking down the street, have the adult walk closest to the road and the children closest to the houses.

Do not run ahead of the adults-it’s very easy for children to get carried away and accidentally run into the road.

Parents of older children going alone should plan a route that is acceptable and agree on a specific time when they should be home.

Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.

Carry a cell phone for quick communication.

Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk when available.

Never cut across yards or use alleys.

Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or Treaters.

When you get home, check all of the candy before allowing children to eat any of it.

You are looking for:

* old worn wrappers
* torn wrappers (even with the smallest hole)
* homemade treats
* unwrapped treats
* toys with small parts that may be a choking hazard
* money (change)
* fruit
* any candy that looks like it may have been tampered with.
* for small children, remove any hard candies. They tend to become slick once in the mouth and can quickly become a choking hazard.
* glass or sharp objects

If you find any of the above mentioned items, its best to discard them, there will still be plenty of treats to go around afterwards!!

The Mercersburg Police Department, telephone number (717) 328-2221, should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

Have a safe and fun Trick or Treat Night.

Mercersburg Police Department
113 S Main St
Mercersburg, PA 17236

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 717-328-2221

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