Trick or treat

Stop by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, Oct. 29 for trick-or-treating. Treat bags will be handed out outside this year.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office will be greeting trick-or-treaters from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

Sheriff John Merchant said staff will hand out Trick or Treat bags in front of the Sheriffs office instead of in the lobby. Trick or treat bags will contain safety information, pencils, stickers, candy and orange glow sticks for safety.

“This is an event that the staff look forward to each year, and also provides us the opportunity to interact with parents and children,” Sheriff Merchant said. “We would also like to encourage all kids to have a safe and happy Halloween and follow some of these basic safety rules.”

Stay in well lighted areas

Always trick-or-treat with friends or family

Do not enter a strange home or vehicle

Wear light colored costume or add reflective tape to darker costumes — make sure you can see well out of your mask/costume

Take a flashlight with you

Make sure an adult checks your treats before eating them

Only trick-or-treat at homes with a porch light on

Look both ways before crossing the street

Younger children should be accompanied by an adult

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