Akron, Ohio, October 2, 2019 – This year, the City of Akron’s annual celebration of Halloween will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Akron residents who wish to participate in “Trick or Treat Night” may show their support by turning on their porch lights between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. that evening. Akron police patrols will pay special attention to children and families walking city neighborhoods to promote a safe and successful celebration for all.
Mayor Dan Horrigan said, "Trick or Treat provides a wonderful opportunity for our children to get outside and enjoy our community. This is one night where neighbors come together in the spirit of fun and celebrate the season. Please be cautious, and look out for one another.”
Here are some Trick or Treat Safety Tips for Akron families:
Stay on the Sidewalk
You will often see crowds of families walking through the streets during Trick or Treat. While it may seem safe, it’s better to stay on the sidewalk with your children. You don’t want to risk the chance of being overlooked by a driver.
Go in Groups
It’s always safer when you have more people to look out for cars and keep an eye on little ones; plus, the more the merrier!
It’s best to be extra cautious and attentive while you’re out with the kids. Don’t assume that drivers are paying attention.
Avoid Obstructions to Vision
Dressing up is a lot of fun, and there are endless opportunities for costumes, but try to avoid masks that may obstruct you or your child’s vision. It’s important to maintain a full line of sight while you’re walking around at night.
According to Akron City Council ordinance, “Trick or Treat Night” in the City of Akron is always the last Saturday in October from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For further information, contact:
Ellen Lander Nischt