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A Collierville Halloween

BY Regan Hewitt

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

With Halloween just around the corner, children in costumes will soon be trekking through neighborhoods in search of candy. The tradition of trick-or-treating takes place on Halloween on October 31; the Town of Collierville does not regulate or designate a time or date for Halloween trick-or-treating. (Neighborhood associations and groups may reschedule or regulate trick-or-treating in their specific neighborhoods.)

The Town of Collierville wants everyone to be safe this Halloween! Take caution when walking through neighborhoods after dark and be sure to read the following safety tips from the Collierville Fire Department:

Costumes: When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long-trailing fabrics. If you are making costumes, choose materials that won’t easily ignite if they come into contact with heat or flame.

Visibility: Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so he/she can see clearly out of it. Face paint is a good alternative to masks which can decrease the wearer’s ability to see.

Combustible Decorations: Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly combustible. Keep these and other decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters.

Candles and Jack-o-Lanterns: It is safest to use a glow stick or battery-operated candle in a jack-o-lantern. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. When lighting candles inside jack-o-lanterns, use long fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter. If you choose to use candle decorations, make sure to keep them well attended at all times. Do not leave them near combustible objects or where trick-or-treaters may walk. Remind your children to avoid open flames. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit.

Tour Collierville wishes everyone a Happy & Safe Halloween!

Source | The Town of Collierville

May/June 2020 Tour Collierville Magazine