Trick-or-Treat tips from Sheriff Bivens


Sheriff Johnny Bivens

Trick-or-Treat for all of Lewis County will be this evening (October 31, 2016) from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Sheriff Johnny W. Bivens and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office have outlined a series of Halloween tips for Trick-or-Treaters:

Tips for Parents

An adult should always accompany children under 12 years of age.
Do not use open flame candles in jack-o-lanterns. Commercially available battery lights are much safer and do not pose a fire hazard.
Do not hand out homemade or unwrapped candies to children.
Parents should plan a route for your child to use while trick-or-treating and set an early return time for your child.
Do not take shortcuts through backyards, alleys, or parks.
Walk, don’t run.
When crossing the street look both ways. Do not cross in between cars.
To greet trick-or-treaters, switch on your porch lights or any exterior lights.

Trick or Treat Tips

Remain on the steps or porch at all times.
Do not go into a stranger’s residence.
Always use the sidewalk.
Trick-or-treat on well-lighted streets within your neighborhood.
Children should always travel in a group.
Use the buddy system, and make sure you have at least one buddy with you the entire evening.
When you return home, have an adult examine and discard all candies that are not factory sealed or wrapped by the candy manufacturer. Never eat homemade or unwrapped treats.

Tips for Motorists

Be aware of children darting out between parked automobiles.
Use caution while entering and exiting driveways.
During twilight and evening hours be mindful of children in dark costumes.

A Special Note

The Sheriff’s Office reminds parents of trick-or-treaters that the addresses of registered sex offenders in Lewis County can be accessed through a link on the Sheriff’s Office Official Website,

Several churches and businesses will also be hosting events to coincide with the trick-or-treat hours in the county.



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