The town has given the green light for trick-or-treat on Halloween, Saturday October 31st.  Trick-or-treat hours will be from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm.  Town leaders urge community members to follow safe trick-or-treating guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

1. Avoid large groups or clustering at doorsteps or anywhere else.
2. Only go to houses that have a porch light turned on. Avoid houses that have porch lights turned off.
3. If you hand out treats, consider sitting outside and lining up individually prepacked treat bags for families to take (don't forget to wear your own mask!). Non-edible treats are a good option, especially for children who suffer from food allergies.
4. How much touching objects spreads the COVID-19 virus isn't clear. But if your child collects treats from a few, socially distanced neighbors, you may want to wipe the packages or let them sit for a couple days before giving them to your child.
5. And, of course, good hand hygiene like washing hands or using hand sanitizer before and after trick-or-treating is always a good idea!
void large groups or clustering at doorsteps or anywhere else.
2.Only go to houses that have a porch light turned on. Avoid houses that have porch lights turned off.
3. If you hand out treats, consider sitting outside and lining up individually prepacked treat bags for families to take (don't forget to wear your own mask!). Non-edible treats are a good option, especially for children who suffer from food allergies.
4. How much touching objects spreads the COVID-19 virus isn't clear. But if your child collects treats from a few, socially distanced neighbors, you may want to wipe the packages or let them sit for a couple days before giving them to your child.
5. And, of course, good hand hygiene like washing hands or using hand sanitizer before and after trick-or-treating is always a good idea!
 
The academy advises, "Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic is a chance for you and your children to get creative, and maybe even invent some new traditions for your family! It's also a great opportunity to model flexibility and a positive spirit. If you're excited and make it fun, your kids will have fun, too. More importantly, this is a good time to teach children the importance of protecting, not just themselves but others, as well. The decisions we make on this one day can have a ripple effect beyond our own families. Finding safe ways to celebrate can create magical memories.”

The Yellow Trail Museum will still be hosting their annual event Night at the Museum along with Hauser Historians. It will be held Friday October 23rd from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm. The event is free of charge. Attendees are required to wear mask to ensure the safety of the student actors. The museum will also be passing out a take and make Halloween craft on October 31st for trick-or-treat. In years past the craft has been in completed inside the museum, but board members feel children will be safer if they do not congregate together.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!