Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, so most trick-or-treating in 2012 will probably occur on a weekday.
Some events still held trick-or-treating events over the weekend, but in Ballwin and Ellisville, neighborhood trick-or-treating will happen on Wednesday.
Ellisville Police will be providing extra patrol, but also handing out Happy Apples to trick-or-treaters.
Most young children will begin trick-or-treating just before sunset while older kids will likely stay out a little longer in the evening. Sunset for Halloween is expected at 6:02 p.m., according to The Weather Channel. The channel's forecast is a high of 61 degrees and a low of 45 degrees, with no rain expected at this time.
Ellisville and Ballwin police departments shared a few extra safety tips for this Halloween, for all treats and no tricks:
- Use a flashlight and make sure you can be seen to cars, wearing light or reflective clothing.
- Walk on sidewalks or near the curb if a sidewalk is not available.
- Stay in a group.
- Never eat anything that isn't in a sealed package, and have parents check through the trick-or-treating loot before eating anything.
- Make sure you can see well with your mask and costume on.
Have a happy -- and safe -- Halloween!
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