BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) – Will Halloween be held on Sunday or moved to Saturday? That’s been the question on the minds of parents across the state. Those in East Baton Rouge Parish have their answer.
Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff says the holiday will remain on Sunday, Oct. 31 rather than being moved to Saturday. Regular tick-or-treat hours also remain from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Chief LeDuff also urges all motorists to be mindful of pedestrians during these hours and to stay off residential streets if at all possible. He also provided the following safety tips:
• Never allow children to trick-or-treat without adult supervision.
• Always stay in groups.
• Use sidewalks and stay out of the street whenever possible.
• Wear reflective clothing or bright costumes.
• Trick-or-treat only in familiar neighborhoods.
• Do not allow children to eat any candy or treats until thoroughly checked by an adult.
• Call police if any suspicious activity occurs, or if candy is suspected to be tainted.
• Residents are urged to hand out only manufactured, sealed candy.