This year, Halloween falls on Saturday, Oct. 31. In the city of Prairie du Chien, as with prior years, the sirens will sound around 5 p.m. to begin trick-or-treating hours. The sirens will sound again at 8 p.m., signifying the end of festivities for young goblins and their families.
Police Chief Chad Abram would like to remind trick-or-treaters and parents, as well as community members who plan to be out and about, of these tips, to assure a pleasant and safe night.
•Watch for children crossing the street.
•A parent or adult friend should accompany children.
•Wear light-colored, flame-retardant costumes decorated with reflective tape or stickers.
•Wear well-fitting, sturdy shoes to prevent falling.
•Wear face paint or makeup; a mask can restrict vision.
•Carry a flashlight or glow stick to increase visibility to drivers.
•Trick-or-treat at houses with porch lights on.