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Posted on: October 24, 2017

2017 Halloween Events & Safety

Village of Westmont
Date Issued: October 24, 2016

October is packed full of Wicked West Fest fun! The Village of Westmont encourages everyone to have a fun & safe Halloween. Remember, the Westmont Police Department recommended hours for trick-or-treating are 2 to 7 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31. Following are some upcoming events and Halloween safety tips.

ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL
Saturday, Oct. 28 - 2 to 6:00PM
Various Locations Throughout Westmont
This new event hosted by Westmont Special Events invites guests to take a ride on the Boogeyman Bus as we venture throughout the community visiting participating pubs. Each location will have food and beverage specials as well as a fun Halloween activity including a costume contest. This is a 21 and over event and there is a $15 fee that covers transportation and an event t-shirt. Sign up at westmontevents.com by Oct. 27, 10 a.m. For more information, contact us at communications@westmont.il.gov or call 630-417-0280.

HALLOWEEN FUN FAIR
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Westmont Community Center, 75 E. Richmond
Enjoy a safe and warm evening as the whole family is invited to a fun-filled time as you trick or treat with us! There will be prizes galore while you try your luck on the carnival games. Laughter will be heard in every corner as the children jump in the Halloween bounce house. Monsters fairies, ghouls and pirates can join in on the “Parade of Costumes” to see if your name is drawn to win a special gift from the Park District. Don’t worry about dinner! Our team is ready to serve up hot, fresh pizza, popcorn and soda. What an entertaining way to spend Halloween!

TRICK OR TREATING ON HALLOWEEN
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2-7 p.m.
Halloween Night
On Halloween night, the Westmont Police Department recommends trick or treating from 2-7pm. BE SAFE! Be sure to follow typical Halloween safety tips such as wearing reflective clothing, be careful of masks and costumes that can impair your vision or ability to move, be careful when crossing the street, travel with groups, and have a parent check your candy.

HAVE A SAFE HALLOWEEN
Following are a few Halloween Safety Tips promoted on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website to help ensure that everyone has a SAFE HALLOWEEN!

S - Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

A - Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

F - Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

E - Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

H - Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.

A - Always test make-up in a small area first so to avoid bad reactions. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

L - Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

L - Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

O - Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

W - Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

E - Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

E - Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses.
Never accept rides from strangers.

N - Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

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