Decatur Police invite ghosts, goblins and other monsters to ‘Trunk or Treat’
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