Friday, October 26, 2001
Police welcome trick-or-treaters on Halloween night
Carlisle's children are invited to stop by the police station at 41 Lowell Street on Halloween night. Police chief David Galvin, who issued the invitation, said that Carlisle has had a minimum number of Halloween problems during the past few years and he expects this year will be no different. Extra patrols have been scheduled for Halloween night and residents are encouraged to call the station if there is any problem with vandalism.
In response to the Mosquito's request, Galvin had the following suggestions for parents of trick-or-treaters, as well as a request that he'd "like to see the kids home no later than nine."
Wear light-colored clothing that's short enough to prevent tripping, and add reflective tape.
Make sure children can see through face masks, or use make-up.
Adults should accompany young children.
Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay.
Watch for traffic.
Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy.
Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.
Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.
Avoid hard plastic or wooden props such as daggers or swords. Substitute with foam rubber, which is soft and flexible.
© 2001 The Carlisle Mosquito