Here is an extended rundown of Halloween activities taking place for today’s holiday.
Trunk or Treat — 4:30 p.m.
-This event, hosted by the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department will offer a safe alternative to trick-or-treating, as tons of free candy will be served out of the trunks of classic and decorated police cars. For more information on the event, check out WRPD Trunk or Treat to Hit Rapids Mall on Halloween
Boys & Girls Club’s “Boo Bash” — 5:00 p.m
-Hosted by the Boys & Girls Club, the second annual ‘Boo Bash’ will offer another safe alternative to the Halloween tradition. This event will include carnival games, a prize booth, a haunted maze, haunted house, and a free dinner. For more information, check out Boys & Girls Club Hosts Second Annual Boo Bash
Immanuel Lutheran “Treat Your Neighbors — 5:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be on hand to help give out candy, warm drinks, and food. Immanuel Lutheran Church is located at 160 Eighth St. North. For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/1949162458742645
Helping Hands Fundraiser — All Day
You can help the homeless this Halloween by simply visiting your local Dairy Queen. Fifty percent of all sales will go towards Helping Hands in Wisconsin Rapids. Dairy Queen is located at 551 E. Grand Ave.
In addition, here are some trick-or-treating tips from the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department for tonight.
-Plan a route before hand
-Trick or treat in well-lit areas
-Follow all pedestrian laws
-Cross at crosswalks, street corners and traffic signals
-Walk on sidewalks when possible; if no sidewalk, walk to far edge or roadway facing traffic.
-Keep an eye out for turning vehicles at intersections or those turning into driveways
-Reflective or bright colors
-Use face paint vs. masks that can obstruct a child’s vision
-Pick the right size costume to avoid trips and falls
-Look for children in neighborhoods and those that may run out from behind a parked vehicle
-Only accept prepackaged candy and no homemade treats
-Only accept candy outside the front door, never enter a home of a stranger