City Times Staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — A car trunk filled with candy can make a pretty good Halloween basket.
The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department will hold “Trunk or Treat”, which will be held this year on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Participants will bring their vehicles, decorate them, and then hand out candy for children who come to visit.
The event will be held at the Rapids Mall parking lot, 555 W. Grand Ave. This free event is open to everyone and businesses, individuals and organizations are encouraged to participate.
“Our event is aimed at providing families a safe place to trick or treat while engaging with the community. Some of our officers will be in attendance dressed up as popular Super Heroes.” said Officer Eric Daven.
Also featured will be hot dogs and kid’s activities.
Interested parties can register for the event at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GWCG93WF-DbRR0nGwAyYLxLYeX_wU8kH5tiwvAmtHuQ/edit
Trick-or-Treating Tips From Wisconsin Rapids Police:
-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